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synonyms for pressing

  • acute
  • compelling
  • critical
  • crucial
  • demanding
  • dire
  • immediate
  • imperative
  • insistent
  • serious
  • vital
  • burning
  • claiming
  • constraining
  • crying
  • distressing
  • exacting
  • forcing
  • instant
  • obliging
  • requiring
  • clamant
  • clamorous
  • exigent
  • heat-on
  • high-priority
  • hurry-up
  • importunate
  • life-and-death
See also synonyms for: pressingly / pressingness

antonyms for pressing

MOST RELEVANT
  • dull
  • inessential
  • optional
  • trivial
  • uncritical
  • unimportant
  • insignificant
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How to use pressing in a sentence

Then again, poetry is probably not the most pressing business case for Primer’s products.
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It’s a goal that might take a backseat to more pressing concerns in the short term.
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We are failing to collectively understand what our most critical and pressing problems actually are.
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Still, perhaps the most pressing issue is that no one knows where the ROS are coming from, and why they accrue in the gut.
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Over the past several weeks, we have focused our episodes on some of the most pressing and most concrete problems of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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After the war, most of them got rid of it because that cause seemed to be a little bit less pressing.
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His strong hands lay palm downwards on the arms of his chair, pressing them hard.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
But sharper and closer anxieties than any connected with rights to lands and homes were pressing upon Alessandro and Ramona.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
Under the pressing circumstances the military authorities pretended to be doing something there, and sent up a commission.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
But I can assure your Majesty with entire truth that the need of your treasury is so pressing now that it is incomparable.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO PRESSING

  • acute
  • clamant
  • clamorous
  • compelling
  • critical
  • crucial
  • crying
  • dire
  • essential
  • exigent
  • imperative
  • importunate
  • instant
  • pressing
  • significant
  • urgent
  • vital
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.