Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Impressionable \Im*pres"sion*a*ble\, a. [Cf. F. impressionnable.] Liable or subject to impression; capable of being molded; susceptible; impressible; as, a bad influence on impressionable youths.
He was too impressionable; he had too much of the
temperament of genius.
A pretty face and an impressionable disposition.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1836, formed on French model, from impression + -able. Earlier was impressible (1620s).
a. Being easily influenced (especially of young people). n. An impressionable person.
Usage examples of "impressionable".
There were the moral and poetic insights, and, moreover, there was the style, the vital and penetrating Emersonianism, which aroused, and no doubt, dazzled the youthful and impressionable reader.
He sometimes thought it was a tale told to impressionable children, or to the simpleminded who actually listened to the preaching of the imams.
Impressionable teens who want to make an impression with their friends often copy the seemingly successful styles of celebrities like Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Michael Jordan, or Alan Iverson.
Weiss and I both agree that impressionable adolescents should not be exposed to that sort of thing.
They tend to fall back on the well-trodden backgrounds and ideas from the stories that they read when they were young and impressionable.
Bible, there has been a long procession of so-called evangelists who specialize in separating impressionable people from their money in the name of God.
Carrados raised an accusing finger and pointed to the little bunch of violets with which the impressionable young man had adorned his button-hole.
He wished that some day some impressionable and personable young piece of loveliness would have the outrageous honesty to come up to him and simply say "I think you're marvelous and I'd give anything to see you in action", without trying to feed him an inferior plot to work on.
I have absolutely no intention of contaminating an impressionable young mind like yours.
Is it any wonder that impressionable youths force-fed this highly volatile, perversely materialistic weltanschauung could become so desensitized as to be capable of slaughtering classmates?
For all her abundancy of life and feeling, he knew how plastic and impressionable she was, and he dreaded to see that exaltation of her fresh spirit touched with gloom.
Boring, whoever he may be, is acquainted with some very wealthy and rather eccentric person--some person who is quite impressionable as far as a certain type of voluptuous blonde beauty is concerned.
We’ve postulated a morbid, impressionable imagination as an explanation.
If you had been the focus instead of this rather impressionable and previously frustrated young woman, I think matters might have progressed more circumspectly.
With the old man as his only real role model, Cowboy wasn't sure he was ready to get within a hundred feet of an impressionable child.