Impressive: If an object or achievement is impressive, you admire or respect it, usually because it is special, important, or very large:
That was an impressive performance from such a young tennis player.
an impressive collection of modern paintings.
There are some very impressive buildings in the town.
She’s a very impressive public speaker.
- Recognised :If someone or something is recognized, it is generally accepted that they have a particular position or quality:
Professor Jones is a recognized authority on ancient Egypt.
Violence in schools is a recognized problem.
- Respected: admired by many people for your qualities or achievements:
a highly respected figure/politician/doctor
the country’s most respected daily newspaper
He is very well respected in the business world.
- Admirable: deserving respect or approval:
I think you showed admirable tact/restraint/self-control in your answer.
The police did an admirable job in keeping the fans calm.
- Wondrous: extremely and surprisingly good:
a wondrous sight/sound/thing
Our new improved face cream has wondrous effects on tired-looking skin.
- Imposing: having an appearance that looks important or causes admiration:
an imposing mansion
He was an imposing figure on stage.
- Awe-inspiring: causing you to feel great respect or admiration:
Niagara Falls really is an awe-inspiring sight.
Her knowledge of computers is quite awe-inspiring.
- Exemplary: very good and suitable to be copied by other people:
His tact was exemplary, especially considering the circumstances.
- Commendable: deserving praise:
- Stupendous: very surprising, usually in a pleasing way, especially by being large in amount or size:
He ran up stupendous debts through his extravagant lifestyle.
Stupendous news! We’ve won £500,000!
Our charity appeal has been stupendously successful.
- Majestic: beautiful, powerful, or causing great admiration and respect:
The majestic Montana scenery will leave you breathless.
- Magnificent:very good, beautiful, or deserving to be admired:
a magnificent viewa magnificent piece of writing
They live in a magnificent Tudor house.
the splendour and magnificence of the pyramids