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impressionable

[im-presh-uh-nuh-buh l, -presh-nuh-] /ɪmˈprɛʃ ə nə bəl, -ˈprɛʃ nə-/
adjective
1.
easily impressed or influenced; susceptible:
an impressionable youngster.
2.
capable of being impressed.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; impression + -able; compare French impressionnable
Related forms
impressionability, impressionableness, noun
impressionably, adverb
nonimpressionability, noun
nonimpressionable, adjective
nonimpressionableness, noun
overimpressionability, noun
overimpressionable, adjective
overimpressionableness, noun
overimpressionably, adverb
unimpressionable, adjective
Can be confused
impressionable, impressive.
Synonyms
1. receptive, responsive, suggestible.
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impressionable

/ɪmˈprɛʃənəbəl; -ˈprɛʃnə-/
adjective
1.
easily influenced or characterized by susceptibility to influence: an impressionable child, an impressionable age
Derived Forms
impressionability, impressionableness, noun
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Word Origin and History for overimpressionably

impressionable

adj.

1836, formed on French model, from impression + -able. Earlier was impressible (1620s).

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