Synonyms for immediate

Synonyms for (adjective) immediate

Synonyms: immediate, contiguous

Definition: very close or connected in space or time

Usage: contiguous events; immediate contact; the immediate vicinity; the immediate past

Similar words: close

Definition: at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other

Usage: close to noon; how close are we to town?; a close formation of ships


Synonyms: immediate

Definition: having no intervening medium

Usage: an immediate influence

Similar words: direct, unmediated

Definition: having no intervening persons, agents, conditions

Usage: in direct sunlight; in direct contact with the voters; direct exposure to the disease; a direct link; the direct cause of the accident; direct vote


Synonyms: immediate, quick, prompt, straightaway

Definition: performed with little or no delay

Usage: an immediate reply to my letter; a prompt reply; was quick to respond; a straightaway denial

Similar words: fast

Definition: acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly

Usage: fast film; on the fast track in school; set a fast pace; a fast car


Synonyms: immediate

Definition: immediately before or after as in a chain of cause and effect

Usage: the immediate result; the immediate cause of the trouble

Similar words: proximate

Definition: closest in degree or order (space or time) especially in a chain of causes and effects

Usage: news of his proximate arrival; interest in proximate rather than ultimate goals


Synonyms: immediate

Definition: of the present time and place

Usage: the immediate revisions

Similar words: present

Definition: temporal sense; intermediate between past and future; now existing or happening or in consideration

Usage: the present leader; articles for present use; the present topic; the present system; present observations