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imposing

[im-poh-zing] /ɪmˈpoʊ zɪŋ/
adjective
1.
very impressive because of great size, stately appearance, dignity, elegance, etc.:
Notre Dame, Rheims, and other imposing cathedrals of France.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; impose + -ing2
Related forms
imposingly, adverb
imposingness, noun
Synonyms
dignified, majestic, lofty, grand, august.
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British Dictionary definitions for imposingness

imposing

/ɪmˈpəʊzɪŋ/
adjective
1.
grand or impressive: an imposing building
Derived Forms
imposingly, adverb
imposingness, noun
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Word Origin and History for imposingness

imposing

adj.

"that impresses by appearance or manner," 1786, from present participle of impose (v.). Related: Imposingly.

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