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Definition of "imposing" []

  • Impressive, as by virtue of size, bearing, or power: the monarch's imposing presence. See Synonyms at grand. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "imposing" in a sentence
  • "While the large vessel looked imposing from the outside, the interior was actually cramped."
  • "Where might symmetry play a useful role in imposing First Amendment constraints on regulations of commercial speech?"
  • "A later statesmen, Lord Curzon, nearly prevailed in imposing some sort of order; his Polish-Russian line was as close as it ever got to ideal."