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impressiveadjective

uk   us   /ɪmˈpres.ɪv/
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 ​youngtennisplayer. an impressive ​collection of ​modernpaintings There are some very impressive ​buildings in the ​town.
Opposite
B2 If someone is impressive, you ​admire or ​respect that ​person for ​theirspecialskills or ​abilities: She's a very impressive ​publicspeaker.

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impressively
adverb uk   us   /-li/
(Definition of impressive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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impressiveadjective

 us   /ɪmˈpres·ɪv/
causing someone to ​feeladmiration or ​respect: an impressive ​performance
impressively
adverb  us   /ɪmˈpres·ɪv·li/
an impressively ​largecollection of ​medals
(Definition of impressive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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