Im*press"ive (?), 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.

2.

Capable of being impressed.

[Obs.]

Drayton.

- Im*press"ive*ly, adv. -- Im*press"ive*ness, n.

 

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