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Meaning of IMPOSING

Pronunciation:  im'powzing

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person; "his distinguished bearing"; "the monarch's imposing presence"; "she reigned in magisterial beauty"
  2. [adj]  impressive in appearance; "a baronial mansion"; "an imposing residence"; "a noble tree"; "severe-looking policemen sat astride noble horses"; "stately columns"

IMPOSING is a 8 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: baronial, dignified, distinguished, impressive, magisterial, noble, stately



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Im*pos"ing\, a.
    1. Laying as a duty; enjoining.
    2. Adapted to impress forcibly; impressive; commanding; as,
       an imposing air; an imposing spectacle. ``Large and
       imposing edifices.'' --Bp. Hobart.
    3. Deceiving; deluding; misleading.
  2. \Im*pos"ing\, n. (Print.)
    The act of imposing the columns of a page, or the pages of a
    sheet. See {Impose}, v. t., 4.
    {Imposing stone} (Print.), the stone on which the pages or
       columns of types are imposed or made into forms; -- called
       also {imposing table}.
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