impressive Definition

evoking admiration through size, quality, or skill; grand, imposing, or awesome.

Using impressive: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "impressive" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The view from the top of the mountain was truly impressive.

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    She gave an impressive performance in her debut film.

  • Example

    The company's impressive growth rate has attracted many investors.

  • Example

    His knowledge of history is truly impressive.

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Phrases with impressive

  • to do something that causes people to be impressed by your abilities, qualities, etc.


    The team made an impressive showing in the tournament, winning all their matches.

  • impressive credentials

    a set of achievements, qualifications, or experiences that are considered impressive or notable


    Her impressive credentials include a PhD from Harvard and several publications in top journals.

  • a document summarizing a person's education, work experience, skills, and achievements that is considered impressive or notable


    With an impressive resume that includes working for top companies and leading successful projects, she is a highly sought-after candidate.


Summary: impressive in Brief

The adjective 'impressive' [ɪmˈprɛsɪv] describes something that evokes admiration due to its size, quality, or skill. It can refer to anything from a view to a performance, as in 'The view from the top of the mountain was truly impressive.' 'Impressive' also extends into phrases like 'make an impressive showing,' and 'impressive credentials,' denoting notable achievements or qualifications.

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