Definition of Impressionistic

1. Adjective. Of or relating to or based on an impression rather than on facts or reasoning. "She had impressionistic memories of her childhood"

Derivative terms: Impression, Impression, Impression
Partainyms: Impression

2. Adjective. Relating to or characteristic of Impressionism. "Impressionist music"
Exact synonyms: Impressionist
Partainyms: Impressionism, Impressionism
Derivative terms: Impression, Impressionism

Definition of Impressionistic

1. a. Pertaining to, or characterized by, impressionism.

Definition of Impressionistic

1. Adjective. Pertaining to or characterized by impressionism. ¹

2. Adjective. Based on impression rather than reason or fact; based on trying to impress somebody rather than trying for accuracy. ¹

3. Adjective. Impressible. ¹

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Definition of Impressionistic

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Impressionistic

impressio renalis
impressio suprarenalis
impressio trigeminalis
impression area
impression compound
impression for costoclavicular ligament
impression material
impressiones digitatae
impressionistic (current term)
impressions for cerebral gyri
impressions of oesophagus
impressive aphasia

Literary usage of Impressionistic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Arena by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1907)
"Among the younger American photographers who have already made a considerable reputation for impressionistic work, is Mr. Paul Fournier, whose interview we ..."

2. Studying the Short-story: Sixteen Short-story Classics, with Introductions by Joseph Berg Esenwein (1918)
"So we must seek to limit, as well as seize upon, the meaning of this word " impressionistic." The first purpose in telling a story would seem to be the ..."

3. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1914)
"Maeterlinck: an impressionistic photograph. EO Hoppe. por. Bookm. 3:>: 511-4. JI. '14. Maeterlinck on our eternity. AH Gleason. Trip to Magdalena bay. AV. ..."

4. A Pluralistic Universe: Hibbert Lectures to Manchester College on the by William James (1909)
"His mind is in very truth impressionistic; and his thought, when once you put yourself at the animating centre of il, is the easiest thing in the world to ..."

5. Romanticism and the Romantic School in Germany by Robert Maximillian Wernaer (1909)
"CHAPTER VI WACKENRODER AS AN impressionistic AND APPRECIATIVE ART-INTERPRETER WACKENRODER belongs to that class of less known writers of whom Matthew Arnold ..."

6. Effective Expression: A Textbook on Composition and Rhetoric for the Four by Charles Elbert Rhodes (1921)
"impressionistic Description. impressionistic description seeks to produce, with as few words as possible, some one definite emotional effect. ..."

7. Japanese Illustration: A History of the Arts of Wood-cutting and Colour by Edward Fairbrother Strange (1897)
"... in one or two tints obtains what one may perhaps venture to term an impressionistic ... impressionistic ..."

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