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Synonyms for pressing
ˈprɛs ɪŋpress·ing

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  1. pressing

    urgent compulsory, importunate

    unimportant, slight, trivial, light

Princeton's WordNet

  1. press, pressure, pressingnoun

    the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure

    "he gave the button a press"; "he used pressure to stop the bleeding"; "at the pressing of a button"

    insistence, pressure level, military press, closet, force per unit area, public press, press, imperativeness, air pressure, crush, atmospheric pressure, wardrobe, printing press, pressure sensation, mechanical press, pressure, insistency, jam

    pleading, imploring, beseeching

  2. pressingadjective

    a metal or plastic part that is made by a mechanical press

    pressure, press

    imploring, pleading, beseeching

  3. pressing, urgentadjective

    compelling immediate action

    "too pressing to permit of longer delay"; "the urgent words `Hurry! Hurry!'"; "bridges in urgent need of repair"


    imploring, pleading, beseeching

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pressingadjective

    urgent, importunate

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pressingadjective

    urgent, importunate, exigent

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "pressing":

    urgent, compelling, acute, imperative, pulsar, immediate, pushing, dire, press

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  1. Yusef Robb:

    I think it's safe to say that most of our constituents would rather we keep our eyes on more pressing problems facing our city.

  2. Marlon Marshall:

    Governor LePage's comments tonight are not only offensive and hurtful but they try to cover up the very real epidemic of drug abuse facing people in his state and across the country, lePage's racist rants sadly distract from efforts to address one of our nation's most pressing problems.

  3. Monica McCarthy:

    Iowa, we are really spoiled, we are used to that pressing the flesh and talking to these people, we expect that.

  4. Robert Driscoll:

    We've been trying to work something out, unsuccessfully, with the government, who seems intent on pressing forward with incarceration, notwithstanding, you know, a pretty weak case.

  5. Kristin Smith Diwan:

    I suspect the impending parliamentary elections are pressing some of these royal rivalries to the surface, royal politics and parliamentary politics are intertwined, due to the power the parliament holds through the constitution to approve the appointment of the crown prince.

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