- im|pres|sion|a|ble [ ım`preʃnəbl ] adjectivesomeone who is impressionable is easily impressed and influenced by other people, usually because they are young and lack experience in life:You worry about teenagers because they're at such an impressionable age.
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Impressionable — Im*pres sion*a*ble, a. [Cf. F. impressionnable.] Liable or subject to impression; capable of being molded; susceptible; impressible; as, a bad influence on impressionable youths. [1913 Webster] He was too impressionable; he had too much of the… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
impressionable — index amenable, facile, malleable, open (persuasible), perceptive, pliable, pliant, receptive … Law dictionary
impressionable — (adj.) 1836, formed on French model, from IMPRESSION (Cf. impression) + ABLE (Cf. able). Earlier was impressible (1620s) … Etymology dictionary
impressionable — *sentient, sensitive, impressible, responsive, susceptible Analogous words: affectable, influenceable (see corresponding verbs at AFFECT): open, iiable, subject, exposed, prone: predisposed, disposed, inclined (see INCLINE) … New Dictionary of Synonyms
impressionable — [adj] easily taught; gullible affectable, affected, feeling, impressible, influenceable, ingenuous, open, perceptive, plastic*, receptive, responsive, sensible, sensile, sensitive, sentient, suggestible, susceptible, susceptive, vulnerable, wax… … New thesaurus
impressionable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ easily influenced. DERIVATIVES impressionability noun … English terms dictionary
impressionable — [im presh′ən ə bəl] adj. [Fr] easily affected by impressions; esp., capable of being influenced intellectually, emotionally, or morally; sensitive impressionability n. impressionably adv … English World dictionary
impressionable — [[t]ɪmpre̱ʃənəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone who is impressionable, usually a young person, is not very critical and is therefore easy to influence. The law is intended to safeguard young and impressionable viewers from exploitation. ...seven… … English dictionary
impressionable — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc. ▪ highly … Collocations dictionary
impressionable — im|pres|sion|a|ble [ımˈpreʃənəbəl] adj someone who is impressionable is easily influenced, especially because they are young ▪ The kids are at an impressionable age … Dictionary of contemporary English