For instance, something that easily puts an impression on others. Note this is slightly different from "impressive," though that word also fits the meaning.

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    How is this word different from impressive? That means "creates an impression in others" -- or in me; but others are definitely in scope. Why do you reject it?
    – Andrew Leach
    Jan 13 '15 at 7:58
  • I have to agree with @AndrewLeach. The rejection of impressive makes no sense as it's clearly the word the first sentence requests. If people knew why it was rejected, it would help them provide much better answers.
    – Jon Hanna
    Jan 13 '15 at 14:30
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    Consider “He's a very impressionable child”. Now consider the person (say, his teacher) who takes advantage of this to mould the child’s opinions by instilling impressions. “He's a very impressive teacher” is not very apt as a description of the teacher, if you ask me. Impressionable is overwhelmingly negative, while impressive is overwhelmingly positive; they don't really form as much of a pair as their derivations would have you believe. Jan 13 '15 at 15:31

Isn't this simply persuasive?

From the dictionary Google supplies:

persuasive adjective

good at persuading someone to do or believe something through reasoning or the use of temptation.

synonyms: convincing, effective, cogent, compelling, potent, forceful, eloquent, impressive, weighty, influential, sound, valid, powerful, strong, effectual, efficacious, winning, telling, plausible, credible ...


If someone is impressionable they're open to manipulation, so manipulative might be an option.

Note that unlike persuasive, as already suggested, manipulative has negative connotations. However, I think this is apt, as being impressionable isn't usually a positive trait either: it implies one is easily led astray.


If I look at someone and say they are impressive or persuasive, then in that scenario, I am the "impressee", not the "impresser".

From the point of view of the impresser would mean that the other person is easily impressed. Gullible or naive fit loosely here. Off the top of my head, I can't think of a word with a positive connotation. Even "child-like" can be bad.

If you're actually looking for a synonym for impressive, I'm sure the thesaurus could help. The first word that springs to mind when describing something that has "left an impression on me" is memorable (or unforgettable).


.... matter of opinion

imposing, adj., used of a person's appearance or behavior.

  • “the monarch's imposing presence”

dignified,adj., dignified means self-respecting and worthy,especially formality or stateliness in bearing or appearance.

  • “her dignified demeanor”

Reference- vocabulary.com

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