noun see imperative I

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  • imperativeness — index exigency, pressure Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • imperativeness — imperative ► ADJECTIVE 1) of vital importance. 2) giving an authoritative command. 3) Grammar denoting the mood of a verb that expresses a command or exhortation, as in come here! ► NOUN ▪ an essential or urgent thing. DERIVATIVES imperatively… …   English terms dictionary

  • imperativeness — See imperatively. * * * …   Universalium

  • imperativeness — noun The state or condition of being imperative. Syn: imperativity …   Wiktionary

  • imperativeness — n. state of being necessary, unavoidableness, state of being required …   English contemporary dictionary

  • imperativeness — im·per·a·tive·ness …   English syllables

  • imperativeness — noun 1. the state of demanding notice or attention the insistence of their hunger the press of business matters • Syn: ↑insistence, ↑insistency, ↑press, ↑pressure • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • command — vb Command, order, bid, enjoin, direct, instruct, charge mean to issue orders to someone to give, get, or do something. Command and order agree in stressing the idea of authority, command implying its more formal and official exercise {the… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • insistency — n. the state of urgently demanding notice or attention; insistence. Syn: imperativeness, insistence, press, pressure. [WordNet 1.5] 2. the quality of not being ignorable. Syn: imperativeness, insistence. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • summon — summon, summons, call, cite, convoke, convene, muster mean to demand the presence of persons or, by extension, things. Summon implies the exercise of authority or of power; it usually suggests a mandate, an imperative order or bidding, or urgency …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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