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adjective as in near, next

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Still, the family maintains that immediate medical attention should have been provided.

From Vox

Asked Wednesday why that is the case, Biden replied, “I’ve been out of office for four years,” arguing that voters do not have an immediate sense of the progress the Obama administration made.

Three in five voters in Wisconsin express worries that they or someone in their immediate family might contract the coronavirus, with about a quarter overall saying they are very worried.

There was an immediate need to know where their employees are.

From Fortune

The reprieve takes some of the immediate heat off, but change is coming and a lot of businesses aren’t prepared.

From Digiday

It is grandstanding for a right rarely protected unless under immediate attack.

Their immediate response tells an important truth about a police slowdown that has spread throughout New York City in recent days.

Analysts interpreted it as an immediate ripple effect of the newly established US-Cuban détente.

During the immediate protests for Michael Brown I walked in the crowd solo and mostly silent.

JUDNICK: The immediate supremacist reaction is to equalize everything.

The intricacies and abrupt turns in the road separated him from his immediate followers.

It consists in finding relations between the objects of thought with an immediate awareness of those relations.

All immediate danger having now been dispelled, the Spaniards solaced themselves with the sweets of revenge.

I perceive no immediate reason for the evacuation of Peking as far as the supply of game is concerned.

It lay framed within his thoughts, isolated from the rest of life, isolated somehow even from the immediate present.


On this page you'll find 96 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to immediate, such as: actual, prompt, urgent, at once, at present time, and at this moment.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.