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formative

  
  
A formative period of time or experience is one that has an important and lasting influence on a person's character and attitudes.      adj   usu ADJ n  
She was born in Barbados but spent her formative years in east London.     
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formative

  
1    impressionable, malleable, mouldable, pliant, sensitive, susceptible  
2    determinative, developmental, influential, moulding, shaping  

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