impressionable


impressionable
[[t]ɪmpre̱ʃənəb(ə)l[/t]]
ADJ-GRADED
Someone who is impressionable, usually a young person, is not very critical and is therefore easy to influence.

The law is intended to safeguard young and impressionable viewers from exploitation.

...seven years old, which is apparently the age at which you are most impressionable.

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  • Impressionable — Im*pres sion*a*ble, a. [Cf. F. impressionnable.] Liable or subject to impression; capable of being molded; susceptible; impressible; as, a bad influence on impressionable youths. [1913 Webster] He was too impressionable; he had too much of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • impressionable — index amenable, facile, malleable, open (persuasible), perceptive, pliable, pliant, receptive …   Law dictionary

  • impressionable — (adj.) 1836, formed on French model, from IMPRESSION (Cf. impression) + ABLE (Cf. able). Earlier was impressible (1620s) …   Etymology dictionary

  • impressionable — *sentient, sensitive, impressible, responsive, susceptible Analogous words: affectable, influenceable (see corresponding verbs at AFFECT): open, iiable, subject, exposed, prone: predisposed, disposed, inclined (see INCLINE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • impressionable — [adj] easily taught; gullible affectable, affected, feeling, impressible, influenceable, ingenuous, open, perceptive, plastic*, receptive, responsive, sensible, sensile, sensitive, sentient, suggestible, susceptible, susceptive, vulnerable, wax… …   New thesaurus

  • impressionable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ easily influenced. DERIVATIVES impressionability noun …   English terms dictionary

  • impressionable — [im presh′ən ə bəl] adj. [Fr] easily affected by impressions; esp., capable of being influenced intellectually, emotionally, or morally; sensitive impressionability n. impressionably adv …   English World dictionary

  • impressionable — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc. ▪ highly …   Collocations dictionary

  • impressionable — im|pres|sion|a|ble [ımˈpreʃənəbəl] adj someone who is impressionable is easily influenced, especially because they are young ▪ The kids are at an impressionable age …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • impressionable — im|pres|sion|a|ble [ ım preʃnəbl ] adjective someone who is impressionable is easily impressed and influenced by other people, usually because they are young and lack experience in life: You worry about teenagers because they re at such an… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English