imposingness

imposing

[im-poh-zing]
adjective
very impressive because of great size, stately appearance, dignity, elegance, etc.: Notre Dame, Rheims, and other imposing cathedrals of France.

Origin:
1645–55; impose + -ing2

imposingly, adverb
imposingness, noun


dignified, majestic, lofty, grand, august.
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imposing (ɪmˈpəʊzɪŋ)
 
adj
grand or impressive: an imposing building
 
im'posingly
 
adv
 
im'posingness
 
n

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impose
late 15c., "to lay (a crime, etc.) to the account of," from M.Fr. imposer, from in- "into" + poser "put, place" (see pose). Sense of "to lay on as a burden" first recorded 1580s.
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