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English definition of “impressive”

impressive

adjective uk   /ɪmˈpres.ɪv/ us  
B2 If an object or achievement is impressive, you admire or respect it, usually because it is special, important, or very large: That was an impressive performance from such a young tennis player. an impressive collection of modern paintings There are some very impressive buildings in the town.
Opposite
Admirable and admired
B2 If someone is impressive, you admire or respect that person for their special skills or abilities: She's a very impressive public speaker.Admirable and admired
impressively
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
(Definition of impressive from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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