Definition of 'impressive'
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His progress has been hugely impressive given he has only been a manager for four seasons. The Sun (2016)In some ways it's hugely impressive. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But Monaco richly deserved the victory for a hugely impressive performance. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Your bargaining skill is impressive, as is your understanding of other people. The Sun (2016)Looked at over nine months, the results were less impressive. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They also kept another clean sheet, maintaining their impressive defensive record of conceding only four goals here in eight matches. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The figures are particularly impressive as its share price was demolished in the days after the June 23 vote. The Sun (2016)UK parcels volumes were up by just 2 per cent, not particularly impressive in a nation of increasingly fanatical online shoppers. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Their recovery since the summer means that the yield is less impressive, but take into account that special payment and it still stands at 5 per cent. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Their career paths were different but the end results were equally impressive. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Its treatment of cloning was particularly impressive. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Nato has an impressive record of success that stretches back more than six decades. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The resilience he has shown has been hugely impressive. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Your ability to learn new skills is impressive and makes work more rewarding. The Sun (2016)The other stars of the film are the impressive special effects. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The ladies put on an equally impressive show. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He was particularly impressive in a deciding set which confirmed his physical condition. The Sun (2006)Heathrow has an extremely impressive safety record. Times, Sunday Times (2008)His method was strange but hugely impressive. Times, Sunday Times (2007)His skills were impressive but what inspired awe was his stature and his bearing. Times, Sunday Times (2008)His record was equally impressive closer to home. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He trails an impressive academic record behind him. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But this double album is hugely impressive. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He is a man with an impressive range of skills. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The language that passes between parent and infant is incredibly rich in meaning but less than impressive in content. Christianity Today (2000)Not that he has struggled with that tag and yesterday afternoon he added a first goal to his impressive opening displays. The Sun (2015)The change bowling was less impressive. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The pace bowling was particularly impressive. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But the record is less impressive. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Took his goal well to cap an impressive all-round performance. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Last year was reportedly one of the most impressive displays of colour in 80 years. The Sun (2011)The runner-up might not have been at his best that day but it was still a really impressive performance. The Sun (2015)
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Translations for 'impressive'
British English: impressive /ɪmˈprɛsɪv/ ADJECTIVE
Impressive is used to describe people or things which impress you.
The film's special effects are particularly impressive.
- American English: impressive
- Arabic: مُؤَثِّرٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: impressionante
- Chinese: 感人的
- Croatian: impresivan
- Czech: působivý
- Danish: imponerende
- Dutch: indrukwekkend
- European Spanish: admirable
- Finnish: vaikuttava
- French: impressionnant
- German: beeindruckend
- Greek: εντυπωσιακός
- Italian: impressionante
- Japanese: 印象的な
- Korean: 인상적인
- Norwegian: imponerende
- Polish: imponujący
- European Portuguese: impressionante
- Romanian: impresionant
- Russian: впечатляющий
- Spanish: admirable
- Swedish: imponerande
- Thai: น่าประทับใจ
- Turkish: etkileyici
- Ukrainian: вражаючий
- Vietnamese: gây ấn tượng
Definition of impressive from the Collins English Dictionary
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