feeling admiration for somebody/something because you think they are particularly good, interesting, etc. I must admit I am impressed. impressed by/with somebody/something We were all impressed by her enthusiasm. She was suitably impressed (= as impressed as somebody had hoped) with the painting. see also unimpressedExtra examples He was very impressed with her house. I was not overly impressed by the proposals. My wife was impressed enough to commission a portrait from the artist. Others seemed equally impressed with his work. She was impressed at how well Stephen could dance. The manager was clearly impressed by Jo’s work.