Substitutions for Impressive


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.

Powerful substitutions:

  • 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:

commendable efforts/behaviour/bravery

  • 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


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