From French impressionnable. See also impressible.
impressionable (comparative more impressionable, superlative most impressionable)
- Being easily influenced (especially of young people).
- 1908, Elizabeth Strong Worthington, How to Cook Husbands, Library of Alexandria, →ISBN:
- I had never been an impressionable girl as far as men were concerned—I was not an impressionable woman.
- 1925 July – 1926 May, A[rthur] Conan Doyle, “(please specify the chapter number)”, in The Land of Mist (eBook no. 0601351h.html), Australia: Project Gutenberg Australia, published April 2019:
- "Panbek is impressionable and full of emotion, with the temperament of the poet and all those little weaknesses, if we may call them so, which the poet pays as a ransom for his gifts."
- 2003, Jerilyn Fisher; Ellen S. Silber, Women in Literature: Reading Through the Lens of Gender, Greenwood Publishing Group, →ISBN, page 240:
- As a result, Miss Brodie calls on her authority over her "impressionable" students in order to urge them into roles she herself is too afraid to occupy.
- 2011, Jamie Carlin Watson; Robert Arp, What's Good on TV?: Understanding Ethics Through Television, John Wiley & Sons, →ISBN:
- Sages and mothers have long noted that humans, especially young humans, are impressionable. It is supposed that the environment that one inhabits plays a large role in a child's behavioral and moral development.
impressionable (plural impressionables)
- An impressionable person.
- 1942, Frank Gervasi, War Has Seven Faces:
- They were the faces of the same gentlemen who plied the corruptibles in Rumania with cash and impressed the impressionables with Germany's power.
- “impressionable”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.