Synonyms for imperative

Synonyms for (noun) imperative

Synonyms: imperative

Definition: some duty that is essential and urgent

Similar words: obligation, duty, responsibility

Definition: the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force

Usage: we must instill a sense of duty in our children; every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty- John D.Rockefeller Jr


Synonyms: imperative, imperative form, imperative mood, jussive mood

Definition: a mood that expresses an intention to influence the listener's behavior

Similar words: modality, mode, mood

Definition: verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker

Synonyms for (adjective) imperative

Synonyms: imperative

Definition: requiring attention or action

Usage: as nuclear weapons proliferate, preventing war becomes imperative; requests that grew more and more imperative

Similar words: adjuratory

Definition: containing a solemn charge or command


Similar words: insistent, instant, clamant, crying, exigent

Definition: demanding attention

Usage: clamant needs; a crying need; regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous- H.L.Mencken; insistent hunger; an instant need


Similar words: peremptory

Definition: not allowing contradiction or refusal

Usage: spoke in peremptory tones; peremptory commands


Similar words: desperate

Definition: showing extreme urgency or intensity especially because of great need or desire

Usage: felt a desperate urge to confess; a desperate need for recognition


Similar words: urgent, pressing

Definition: compelling immediate action

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


Similar words: strident, shrill

Definition: being sharply insistent on being heard

Usage: strident demands; shrill criticism