impressionistic
adjective Date: 1886 1. (or impressionist) often capitalized of, relating to, or constituting impressionism 2. based on or involving impression as distinct from expertise or fact <
intuitions and impressionistic anecdotal accounts — Sidney Hook
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impressionistically adverb

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  • impressionistic — im|pres|sion|is|tic [ımˌpreʃəˈnıstık] adj based on a general feeling of what something is like, rather than on specific facts or details ▪ The officers seemed to make only an impressionistic assessment. >impressionistically [ kli] adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • impressionistic — adjective based on a general feeling of what something is like, rather than on specific facts or details: an impressionistic account of what happened impressionistically, adverb impressive /Im presIv/ adjective something that is impressive seems… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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