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impression

im·pres·sion

impression

 
 
pronunciation:
ihm pre shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a strong feeling or idea resulting from experience or perception.
After living there for a year, my impression is that people there are feeling optimistic about the future now.
synonyms:
belief, feeling, notion, opinion
similar words:
conviction, hunch, idea, perception, recollection, suspicion, understanding, view
definition 2: the initial effect that an experience or perception creates in the mind or emotions.
He usually makes a strong impression on people, with his booming voice and direct manner of speaking.My impression of the film was quite favorable upon seeing it for the first time.
synonyms:
effect, impact, imprint
similar words:
feeling, idea, influence, perception
definition 3: a vague recollection or idea.
It was dark, but my impression of the man was that he was young and had very long hair.
synonyms:
feeling, idea, sense
similar words:
inkling, notion, perception, recollection
definition 4: a mark created by the application of pressure.
Our feet made impressions in the wet sand.
synonyms:
impress, imprint
similar words:
indentation, mark, trace
definition 5: one of various printings of a work that is made from the same set of type.
similar words:
printing
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