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 for impressive
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Impressive \Im*press"ive\ ([i^]m*pr[e^]s"[i^]v), a. [Cf. F.
     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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: making a strong or vivid impression; "an impressive
             ceremony" [ant: unimpressive]
      2: producing a strong effect; "gave an impressive performance as
         Othello"; "a telling gesture" [syn: impressive, telling]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  147 Moby Thesaurus words for "impressive":
     Babylonian, Corinthian, absolute, acid, affecting, agitating,
     alive to, arousing, arresting, assuring, august, authoritative,
     aware, awe-inspiring, awesome, awful, barbaric, biting,
     breathtaking, charged, cliff-hanging, cognizant, conclusive,
     conscious, convictional, convincing, corrosive, cutting, decisive,
     deluxe, determinative, disquieting, distracting, disturbing,
     driving, effective, elaborate, electric, elegant, evocative,
     exciting, exhilarating, extravagant, fancy, fine, forceful,
     forcible, formidable, galvanic, glorious, gorgeous, grand,
     grandiose, gutsy, heady, heart-expanding, heart-stirring,
     heart-swelling, heart-thrilling, imperative, imposing, impressible,
     impressionable, incisive, inflammatory, intoxicating, jarring,
     jolting, lavish, luxurious, maddening, magnificent, majestic,
     mind-blowing, mordant, moving, nervous, noble, notable, overcoming,
     overmastering, overpowering, overwhelming, palatial, penetrating,
     perceptive, persuasive, perturbing, piercing, piquant, plush,
     poignant, portentous, posh, powerful, princely, proud, provocative,
     provoking, punchy, ravishing, receptive, redoubtable, ritzy,
     satisfactory, satisfying, sensational, sensible, sensile,
     sensitive to, sentient, sinewed, sinewy, slashing, soul-stirring,
     spirit-stirring, splendacious, splendid, splendiferous, stately,
     stimulating, stimulative, stirring, striking, strong, sumptuous,
     superb, superfancy, superfine, susceptible, susceptive,
     suspenseful, suspensive, swank, swanky, swell, tantalizing,
     telling, thrilling, thrilly, touching, trenchant, troubling,
     unsettling, upsetting, vigorous, vital

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