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  • 1 Imposing — Im*pos ing, a. 1. Laying as a duty; enjoining. [1913 Webster] 2. Adapted to impress forcibly; impressive; commanding; as, an imposing air; an imposing spectacle. Large and imposing edifices. Bp. Hobart. [1913 Webster] 3. Deceiving; deluding;… …

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  • 2 Imposing — Im*pos ing, n. (Print.) The act of imposing the columns of a page, or the pages of a sheet. See {Impose}, v. t., 4. [1913 Webster] {Imposing stone} (Print.), the stone on which the pages or columns of types are imposed or made into forms; called… …

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  • 3 imposing — imposing; un·imposing; …

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  • 4 Imposing — was a notable Australian thoroughbred racehorse.He was a chestnut son of Todman from the Artic Explorer mare Hialeah.Some of his major race victories included the 1979 AJC Epsom Handicap, AJC George Main Stakes and the STC Hill Stakes.Retired to… …

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  • 5 imposing — index critical (crucial), important (significant), major, moving (evoking emotion), outstanding (prominent) …

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  • 6 imposing — (adj.) that impresses by appearance or manner, 1786, from prp. of IMPOSE (Cf. impose) (v.). Related: Imposingly …

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  • 7 imposing — stately, majestic, august, noble, magnificent, *grand, grandiose Analogous words: *showy, pretentious, ostentatious: impressive, *moving: regal, imperial (see KINGLY): monumental, stupendous, prodigious (see MONSTROUS) Antonyms: unimposing… …

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  • 8 imposing — [adj] impressive august, big, commanding, dignified, effective, exciting, grand, grandiose, imperial, magnificent, majestic, massive, mega*, mind blowing*, monumental, moving, noble, ominous, one for the book*, overblown, overwhelming,… …

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  • 9 imposing — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ grand and impressive. DERIVATIVES imposingly adverb …

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  • 10 imposing — [im pō′ziŋ] adj. making a strong impression because of great size, strength, dignity, etc.; impressive SYN. GRAND imposingly adv …

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  • 11 imposing — [[t]ɪmpo͟ʊzɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe someone or something as imposing, you mean that they have an impressive appearance or manner. He was an imposing man. ...the imposing wrought iron gates at the entrance to the estate …

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  • 12 imposing — im|pos|ing [ımˈpəuzıŋ US ˈpou ] adj large, impressive, and appearing important ▪ an imposing building ▪ He s a tall, quietly spoken, but imposing figure …

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  • 13 imposing — im|pos|ing [ ım pouzıŋ ] adjective large and impressive: He was an imposing figure on stage. an imposing building …

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  • 14 imposing — UK [ɪmˈpəʊzɪŋ] / US [ɪmˈpoʊzɪŋ] adjective large and impressive He was an imposing figure on stage. an imposing building …

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  • 15 Imposing — Impose Im*pose , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Imposed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Imposing}.] [F. imposer; pref. im in + poser to place. See {Pose}, v. t.] 1. To lay on; to set or place; to put; to deposit. [1913 Webster] Cakes of salt and barley [she] did impose …

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  • 16 imposing — imposingly, adv. imposingness, n. /im poh zing/, adj. very impressive because of great size, stately appearance, dignity, elegance, etc.: Notre Dame, Rheims, and other imposing cathedrals of France. [1645 55; IMPOSE + ING2] Syn. dignified,… …

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  • 17 imposing — adj. Imposing is used with these nouns: ↑building, ↑figure, ↑presence, ↑stature …

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  • 18 imposing — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. dignified, awe inspiring; impressive; grand, stately, commanding. See repute. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. impressive, grand, majestic, monumental; see dignified , grand 2 , impressive 1 . See… …

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  • 19 imposing — adjective large, important looking, and impressive: an imposing building …

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  • 20 imposing — adjective an imposing mansion Syn: impressive, striking, arresting, eye catching, dramatic, spectacular, stunning, awesome, awe inspiring, formidable, splendid, grand, grandiose, majestic, stately, august Ant …

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