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.]
-- Im*press*ive*ly, adv. -- Im*press*ive*ness, n.
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: telling]