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immediate

im·me·di·ate

immediate

 
pronunciation:
mi di iht
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: happening without delay; instant.
an immediate response
synonyms:
instant, instantaneous, simultaneous
antonyms:
deferred, delayed, eventual
similar words:
hasty, prompt, quick, speedy, spot, swift
definition 2: following in sequence; nearest or next in line; without anything between.
on his immediate left
synonyms:
next
antonyms:
distant, far
similar words:
adjacent, adjoining, contiguous, direct, following, neighboring, proximate, sequent, subsequent, succeeding
definition 3: close in space or time; near.
the immediate neighborhoodthe immediate past
synonyms:
close, near, present, proximate
antonyms:
distant, remote
similar words:
imminent, nearest, neighboring, nigh
definition 4: of present or pressing concern.
her immediate duties
synonyms:
present, urgent
similar words:
current, instant, pressing
derivation: immediateness (n.)
Word Builder: immediate +
  • immediately:
    very soon; without delay.
Word Parts
The word immediate contains the following parts:
im-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix im-2 occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of in-2 used before roots beginning with the letter "m," "p," and "b." See in-2.
medi Latin root that means middle
synonyms:
meso-