Synonyms of imposing


1. enforce, impose, compel, oblige, obligate

usage: compel to behave in a certain way; "Social relations impose courtesy"

2. inflict, bring down, visit, impose, communicate, intercommunicate

usage: impose something unpleasant; "The principal visited his rage on the students"

3. levy, impose, charge, bill

usage: impose and collect; "levy a fine"


1. baronial, imposing, noble, stately, impressive (vs. unimpressive)

usage: impressive in appearance; "a baronial mansion"; "an imposing residence"; "a noble tree"; "severe-looking policemen sat astride noble horses"; "stately columns"

2. distinguished, grand, imposing, magisterial, dignified (vs. undignified)

usage: used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person; "his distinguished bearing"; "the monarch's imposing presence"; "she reigned in magisterial beauty"

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