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

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MORE PRESSING

He himself went on Sunday mornings when he had no more pressing engagements.

So we adopted a more pressing plan, and coaxed him out by the scruff of his neck.

That is, when you have done your more pressing business—I mean mine.

The necessity for it grew greater and more pressing every day.

This care was, for the moment, more pressing than the loss of Miss Mitchell.

Ironically, their problem was more pressing now than before.

She did all that she could to supply the more pressing needs of these poor men.

From the stand-point of justice the argument is more pressing.

But the letters of the viscount were more and more pressing, more and more tender.

One other question was more pressing: how was she to get out?

WORD ORIGIN

"exerting pressure," mid-14c., present participle adjective from press (v.1). Sense of "urgent, compelling, forceful" is from 1705. Related: Pressingly.