Origin of impressionableFrench
A young child who is influenced by everything his older sibling does and who is influenced by everything his sibling says is an example of someone who would be described as impressionable.
- Readily or easily influenced; suggestible: impressionable youths.
- Capable of receiving an impression: impressionable plaster.
(comparative more impressionable, superlative most impressionable)
- An impressionable person.
- Over the impressionable Alexander I.
- Here he fell under the influence of Mark Pattison, to whom his impressionable nature perhaps owed a certain over-fastidiousness that characterized his whole career.
- Young, emotional, impressionable, well-meaning and egotistic, Alexander displayed from the first an intention of playing a great part on the world's stage, and plunged with all the ardour of youth into the task of realizing his political ideals.
- A programme so stupendous awoke in Alexander's impressionable mind an ambition to which he had hitherto been a stranger.
- Incidentally the candidate is trained to perform his duties as a tribesman, but religion presides over the course, demanding earnest endeavour of an impressionable age.