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immediate

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of immediate

  1. 1 done or occurring without any noticeable lapse in time felt immediate relief after taking the painkiller Synonyms of immediate instantaneous, instant, split-second, straightawayWords Related to immediate summary; fast, hit-and-run, prompt, quick, rapid, speedy, swiftNear Antonyms of immediate dilatory, tardy; slow, sluggish; prolonged, protracted; deferred, delayed

  2. 2 done or working without something else coming in between she is my immediate superior, so I report to her Synonyms of immediate firsthand, direct, primary, unmediatedWords Related to immediate clinical, empirical (also empiric); efficient, proximate; hands-onAntonyms of immediate indirect, secondhand

  3. 3 done, carried out, or given without delay immediate treatment saved the victim of the massive heart attack Synonyms of immediate prompt, punctual, speedy, timelyWords Related to immediate apt, quick, ready, swift, willing; opportune, seasonable; earlyNear Antonyms of immediate delinquent, latish, overdue; behind, behindhand, delayed, detained; dilatory, laggard, slowAntonyms of immediate belated, late, tardy

  4. 4 not being distant in time, space, or significance for the victims of the terrorist attack, the incident is as immediate as yesterday's news Synonyms of immediate close-up, close, near, nearby, neighboring, next-door, nigh, proximateWords Related to immediate abutting, adjacent, adjoining, bordering, contiguous; approaching, coming, forthcoming, oncoming, upcoming; accessible, convenient, handy; close-in, hand-to-handNear Antonyms of immediate divorced, removed, separatedAntonyms of immediate away, deep, distant, far, faraway, far-off, remote

  5. 5 existing or in progress right now we need to solve the immediate problems before working on the more long-term ones Synonyms of immediate current, extant, present, instant, ongoing, present-dayWords Related to immediate contemporary, mod, modern, modernistic, new, newfangled, new-fashioned, recent, red-hot, space-age, supermodern, ultramodern, up-to-date; being, breathing, existent, existing, livingNear Antonyms of immediate coming, future, unborn; completed, concluded, done, ended, finished, over, terminated, through, up; ancient, antediluvian, antiquated, antique, archaic, dated, fusty, musty, noncontemporary, obsolete, old, oldfangled, old-fashioned, old-time, out-of-date, outworn, passé; ago, bygone, erstwhile, former, past


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