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imposing

adjective

1 imposing

Impressive in appearance:
— An imposing residence.

synonyms: baronial, noble, stately.

Roget 873: distinguished, distingue [Fr.], noted; of note etc. n.; honored etc. v.; popular; fashionable etc. 852.    ... show more

Roget 642: important; of importance etc. n.; momentous, material; to the point; not to be overlooked, not to be despised, not to be sneezed at; egregious; weighty etc. (influential) ... show more

Roget 824: excited etc. v.; wrought up, up the qui vive [Fr.], astir, sparkling; in a quiver etc. 821, in a fever, in a ferment, in a blaze, ... show more



2 imposing

Used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person:
— The monarch's imposing presence.

synonyms: distinguished, grand, magisterial.

Polish: dystyngowany


Moby thesaurus: Babylonian, Corinthian, adipose, aristocratic, arty, august, awe-inspiring, awful, barbaric, baronial, beefy, big, big-bellied, bloated, blowzy, bosomy, brawny, burly, buxom, chubby ... show more.

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impose

verb

1 impose

Compel to behave in a certain way:
— Social relations impose courtesy.

synonyms: constrain, enforce.

Roget 928: respect, regard; revere, reverence; hold in reverence, honor, venerate, hallow; esteem etc. (approve of) 931; think much of; ... show more

Roget 741: command, order, decree, enact, ordain, dictate, direct, give orders.    prescribe, set, appoint, mark out; set a task, prescribe a task, ... show more

2 impose

Impose something unpleasant.

synonyms: bring down, inflict, visit.

Dutch: toebrengen

3 impose

Impose and collect.

synonym: levy.


Moby thesaurus: abuse, administer the Eucharist, anoint, appoint, ask, ask for, assess, authorize, barge in, blackmail, break in, break in upon, brook no denial, burden, burden with, burst in, butt in, call for, challenge, charge ... show more.

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