Impressive Im*press"ive ([i^]m*pr[e^]s"[i^]v), a. [Cf. F. impressif.] 1. Making, or tending to make, an impression; having power to impress; adapted to excite attention and feeling, to touch the sensibilities, or affect the conscience; as, an impressive discourse; an impressive scene. [1913 Webster]

2. Capable of being impressed. [Obs.] --Drayton. -- {Im*press"ive*ly}, adv. -- {Im*press"ive*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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