Meaning of “impressive” in the English Dictionary

"impressive" in British English

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impressiveadjective

uk /ɪmˈpres.ɪv/ 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 young tennis player.
an impressive collection of modern paintings
There are some very impressive buildings in the town.
Opposite

B2 If someone is impressive, you admire or respect that person for their special skills or abilities:

She's a very impressive public speaker.

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impressively
adverb uk /ɪmˈpres.ɪv.li/ us /ɪmˈpres.ɪv.li/

(Definition of “impressive” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"impressive" in American English

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impressiveadjective

us /ɪmˈpres·ɪv/

causing someone to feel admiration or respect:

an impressive performance
impressively
adverb us /ɪmˈpres·ɪv·li/

an impressively large collection of medals

(Definition of “impressive” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)