impressive

impressive
-siv
adjective ((negative unimpressive) making a great impression on a person's mind, feelings etc: an impressive ceremony.) imponerende, gripende, mektig
adj. \/ɪmˈpresɪv\/
1) imponerende, storslagent, som gjør et dypt inntrykk
he had never met such an impressive person before
han hadde aldri truffet slik en imponerende person før
2) gripende
it was an impressive ceremony
det var en gripende seremoni
3) ettertrykkelig
she gave me an impressive warning
hun gav meg en ettertrykkelig advarsel

English-Norwegian dictionary. 2013.

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