impressionable love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Readily or easily influenced; suggestible: impressionable young people.
  • adj. Capable of receiving an impression; plastic: impressionable plaster.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Susceptible of impression; capable of receiving impressions; emotional.
  • n. An impressionable person.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Liable or subject to impression; capable of being molded; susceptible; impressible.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Susceptible of impression; capable of receiving impressions; emotional.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. easily impressed or influenced


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  • But common experience proves that, in impressionable persons, the activity of nerves and imagination stimulated by works of art has the possessive and unopposable force of a dream, and controls the physical organism, sometimes with quite inaesthetic consequences.


  • But there are people to whom these questions seem of such first importance, that to be with them when you are young and impressionable, is to feel every defect in your own personal appearance to be a crime, and to believe that there is neither worth, nor love, nor happiness (no life, in fact, worth living for) connected with much less than ten thousand a year, and 'connections.'

    Mrs. Overtheway's Remembrances

  • Even just after they develop their adult brains, they are highly impressionable, which is why confirmations and bar mitzvahs etc are all held at about that time.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • Perhaps that's in no small par t due to Fox's insistence on creating an alternate universe in which to attract a niche audience for advertisers, while ignoring boldface that it has any influence on the highly impressionable, which is what's new online!

  • Those years from 18 to 25 are "called the impressionable years - it's the most important time for developing political and economic views," she said.

    NYT > Home Page

  • But, considering that SM originally wrote the story for adults and the publishing industry pegged them as YA books, it's hard to be too critical of her for foisting the questionable romantic boyfriend model on the all the "impressionable" reading teens out there.

    No TWILIGHT, please

  • So his son was once an "impressionable" little kid that by your words turned into a "mouthy" 14 year old.

    Give Tina Hill The Sam Malone Treatment

  • He is very "impressionable," and I am convinced at the time he was quite sincere in his appreciation.

    The Letters of Queen Victoria, Vol 2 (of 3), 1844-1853 A Selection from her Majesty's correspondence between the years 1837 and 1861

  • Mr. Ratsch lifted his glass high above his head, and announced that he proposed in brief but 'impressionable' phrases to refer to the qualities of the noble soul which, 'leaving here, so to say, its earthly husk (die irdische Hülle) has soared to heaven, and plunged ...'

    The Jew and Other Stories

  • Contrary to Thomas 'claim, there is no evidence that Haggard's newly disclosed male partner was any more "impressionable" than the average twentysomething woman.

    Truth Wins Out » Blog


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