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Definition of imposing:

  1. Adapted to impress forcibly; impressive; commanding; as, an imposing air; an imposing spectacle.
  2. Deceiving; deluding; misleading.
  3. impressive in appearance; " a baronial mansion"; " an imposing residence"; " a noble tree"; " severe- looking policemen sat astride noble horses"; " stately columns"
  4. Laying as a duty; enjoining.
  5. The act of imposing the columns of a page, or the pages of a sheet. See Impose, v. t., 4.


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