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1. immediate

adjective. ['ˌɪˈmiːˌdiːət'] very close or connected in space or time.

Synonyms

  • contiguous

Antonyms

  • indirectness
  • undock

Etymology

  • immediat (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • immediatus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Immediate

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Example sentences of the word immediate


1. Adjective
Expect your gain in metabolism to be gradual and modest, not immediate and drastic.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Purpura is a serious rash and fever combination that warrants immediate medical attention.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Seek immediate medical care if you notice any symptoms suggesting an abscess, or nerve or spinal cord compression.

Quotes containing the word immediate


1. My hope is that we continue to nurture the places that we love, but that we also look outside our immediate worlds.
- Annie Leibovitz

2. Even a purely moral act that has no hope of any immediate and visible political effect can gradually and indirectly, over time, gain in political significance.
- Vaclav Havel

3. I believe compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate and long-term happiness to our lives. I’m not talking about the short-term gratification of pleasures like sex, drugs or gambling (though I’m not knocking them), but something that will bring true and lasting happiness. The kind that sticks.
- Dalai Lama XIV

2. immediate

adjective. ['ˌɪˈmiːˌdiːət'] having no intervening medium.

Synonyms

  • immediacy
  • direct
  • immediateness

Antonyms

  • mediacy
  • indirect
  • dishonest
  • refrain

Etymology

  • immediat (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • immediatus (Latin)

3. immediate

adjective. ['ˌɪˈmiːˌdiːət'] immediately before or after as in a chain of cause and effect.

Antonyms

  • relative

Etymology

  • immediat (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • immediatus (Latin)

4. immediate

adjective. ['ˌɪˈmiːˌdiːət'] performed with little or no delay.

Synonyms

  • straightaway
  • fast
  • quick

Antonyms

  • crooked
  • unrelated
  • collateral
  • inexact

Etymology

  • immediat (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • immediatus (Latin)

5. immediate

adjective. ['ˌɪˈmiːˌdiːət'] of the present time and place.

Antonyms

  • past

Etymology

  • immediat (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • immediatus (Latin)
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