Impressionability to Improve

(Im*pres`sion*a*bil"i*ty) n. The quality of being impressionable.

(Im*pres"sion*a*ble) a. [Cf. F. impressionnable.] Liable or subject to impression; capable of being molded; susceptible; impressible.

He was too impressionable; he had too much of the temperament of genius.

A pretty face and an impressionable disposition.
T. Hook.

(Im*pres"sion*a*ble*ness), n. The quality of being impressionable.

(Im*pres"sion*ism) n. [F. impressionnisme.] (Fine Arts) The theory or method of suggesting an effect or impression without elaboration of the details; — a disignation of a recent fashion in painting and etching.

(Im*pres"sion*ist), n. [F. impressionniste.] (Fine Arts) One who adheres to the theory or method of impressionism, so called.

(Im*pres`sion*is"tic) a. Pertaining to, or characterized by, impressionism.

(Im*pres"sion*less), a. Having the quality of not being impressed or affected; not susceptible.

(Im*press"ive) a. [Cf. F. impressif.]

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.] Drayton.

- Im*press"ive*ly, adv.Im*press"ive*ness, n.

(Im*press"ment) n. The act of seizing for public use, or of impressing into public service; compulsion to serve; as, the impressment of provisions or of sailors.

The great scandal of our naval service — impressment — died a protracted death.
J. H. Burton.

(Im*press"or) n. [LL., a printer.] One who, or that which, impresses. Boyle.

(Im*pres"sure) n. [Cf. OF. impressure, LL. impressura.] Dent; impression. [Obs.] Shak.

(Im*prest") v. t. [ imp. & p. p. Imprested; p. pr. & vb. n. Impresting.] [Pref. im- + prest: cf. It. imprestare. See Prest, n.] To advance on loan. Burke.

(Im"prest) n. [Cf. It. impresto, imprestito, LL. impraestitum. See Imprest, v. t., and Impress compulsion to serve.] A kind of earnest money; loan; — specifically, money advanced for some public service, as in enlistment. Burke.

The clearing of their imprests for what little of their debts they have received.

(Im*prev"a*lence Im*prev"a*len*cy) n. Want of prevalence. [Obs.]

(Im`pre*vent`a*bil"i*ty) n. The state or quality of being impreventable. [R.]

(Im`pre*vent"a*ble) a. Not preventable; inevitable.

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