Thesaurus

immediate

Synonyms and Antonyms of immediate

1 done or occurring without any noticeable lapse in time

  • felt immediate relief after taking the painkiller
Synonyms of immediate
Words Related to immediate
Near Antonyms of immediate

2 done or working without something else coming in between

  • she is my immediate superior, so I report to her
Synonyms of immediate
Words Related to immediate
Antonyms of immediate

3 done, carried out, or given without delay

  • immediate treatment saved the victim of the massive heart attack
Synonyms of immediate
Words Related to immediate
Near Antonyms of immediate
Antonyms of immediate

4 not being distant in time, space, or significance

  • for the victims of the terrorist attack, the incident is as immediate as yesterdayʼs news
Synonyms of immediate
Words Related to immediate
Phrases Synonymous with immediate

at hand, to hand

Near Antonyms of immediate
Antonyms of immediate

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
Words Related to immediate
Near Antonyms of immediate


Learn More about immediate


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up immediate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to make faulty or ineffective

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!