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imposing

im·pos·ing

imposing

 
pronunciation:
ihm po zIng
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part of speech: adjective
definition: overwhelming in size or character; demanding attention; impressive.
synonyms:
commanding, grand, impressive, mighty, monumental, stately, striking
antonyms:
modest, unimposing
similar words:
awesome, noble, outstanding, overwhelming, stupendous, towering
derivation: imposingly (adv.)
Word Parts
The word imposing contains the following parts:
im-1 Latin prefix that means in, into, on
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The prefix im-1 occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of in-1 used before roots beginning with m, p, and b, such as "mers," "port," and "bib."