pressing

adjective press·ing \ ˈpre-siŋ \
Updated on: 18 Apr 2018

Definition of pressing

1 : urgently important : critical
  • a pressing issue
2 : earnest, warm

pressingly

play \ˈpre-siŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of pressing in a Sentence

  1. a pressing need for reform

  2. she had pressing business on the other side of town

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First Known Use of pressing

1591

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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PRESSING Defined for English Language Learners

pressing

Definition of pressing for English Language Learners

  • : very important and needing immediate attention


PRESSING Defined for Kids

pressing

adjective press·ing \ ˈpre-siŋ \

Definition of pressing for Students

: needing immediate attention
  • We have pressing business.


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