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English adjective: immediate

1. immediate of the present time and place


SamplesThe immediate revisions.


Similarpresent


Antonymsfuture, past

2. immediate very close or connected in space or time


SamplesContiguous events.
Immediate contact.
The immediate vicinity.
The immediate past.


Synonymscontiguous


Similarclose


Antonymsdistant

3. immediate having no intervening medium


SamplesAn immediate influence.


Similardirect, unmediated


Attributeimmediacy, immediateness


Antonymsmediate

4. immediate immediately before or after as in a chain of cause and effect


SamplesThe immediate result.
The immediate cause of the trouble.


Similarproximate


Antonymsultimate

5. immediate performed with little or no delay


SamplesAn immediate reply to my letter.
A prompt reply.
Was quick to respond.
A straightaway denial.


Synonymsprompt, quick, straightaway


Similarfast


Antonymsslow









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