Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun impression

9 senses of impression

Sense 1
impression, feeling, belief, notion, opinion -- (a vague idea in which some confidence is placed; "his impression of her was favorable"; "what are your feelings about the crisis?"; "it strengthened my belief in his sincerity"; "I had a feeling that she was lying")
       => idea, thought -- (the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about; "it was not a good idea"; "the thought never entered my mind")

Sense 2
impression, effect -- (an outward appearance; "he made a good impression"; "I wanted to create an impression of success"; "she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting")
       => appearance, visual aspect -- (outward or visible aspect of a person or thing)

Sense 3
mental picture, picture, impression -- (a clear and telling mental image; "he described his mental picture of his assailant"; "he had no clear picture of himself or his world"; "the events left a permanent impression in his mind")
       => image, mental image -- (an iconic mental representation; "her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate")

Sense 4
depression, impression, imprint -- (a concavity in a surface produced by pressing; "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud")
       => concave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature -- (a shape that curves or bends inward)

Sense 5
stamp, impression -- (a symbol that is the result of printing or engraving; "he put his stamp on the envelope")
       => symbol -- (an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance)

Sense 6
impression, printing -- (all the copies of a work printed at one time; "they ran off an initial printing of 2000 copies")
       => publication -- (a copy of a printed work offered for distribution)

Sense 7
impression -- ((dentistry) an imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or plaster; "the dentist took an impression for use in preparing an inlay")
       => imprint -- (a device produced by pressure on a surface)

Sense 8
impression -- (an impressionistic portrayal of a person; "he did a funny impression of a politician")
       => portrayal, characterization, enactment, personation -- (acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture)

Sense 9
impression -- (the act of pressing one thing on or into the surface of another; "he watched the impression of the seal on the hot wax")
       => press, pressure, pressing -- (the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure; "he gave the button a press"; "he used pressure to stop the bleeding"; "at the pressing of a button")

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