Startling vs Impressive - What's the difference?

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Startling is a related term of impressive.


As adjectives the difference between startling and impressive

is that startling is likely to startle; surprising; shocking while impressive is making, or tending to make, an impression; having power to impress; adapted to excite attention and feeling, to touch the sensibilities, or affect the conscience; as, an impressive discourse; an impressive scene.

As a verb startling

is .

startling

English

Verb

(head)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Likely to startle; surprising; shocking.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=September 27 , author=Alistair Magowan , title=Bayern Munich 2 - 0 Man City , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=That startling admission capped a miserable night for City as they arrived in Germany following an unbeaten start to the season.}}

    Synonyms

    * alarming

    Derived terms

    * startlingly

    impressive

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Making, or tending to make, an impression; having power to impress; adapted to excite attention and feeling, to touch the sensibilities, or affect the conscience; as, an impressive discourse; an impressive scene.
  • Capable of being impressed.
  • appealing
  • Antonyms

    * unimpressive

    Derived terms

    * impressiveness

    Anagrams

    * permissive