(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. important, imperative, exigent, necessary, critical; importunate, insistent, pressing. See importance, request, haste, necessity.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Of immediate importance]
Syn. pressing, critical, necessary, imperative, important, compelling, indispensable, momentous, wanted, required, called for, demanded, salient, chief, paramount, essential, primary, vital, principal, absorbing, all-absorbing, not to be delayed, crucial, instant, leading, capital, overruling, foremost, exigent, crying; see also important 1 .
Ant. trivial*, irrelevant, untimely.
2. [Insistent]
Syn. compelling, hortatory, persuasive, imperious, solemn, grave, weighty, impressive, earnest, importunate, clamorous, hasty, breathless, precipitate, frantic, impetuous, imperative, convincing, beseeching, seductive, commanding, imploring, eager, zealous, anxious, moving, excited, impulsive, vigorous, enthusiastic, overpowering, masterful; see also resolute 2 .
Ant. apologetic*, hesitant, diffident.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
a matter of life or death, pressing, crucial, critical, exigent, requiring immediate attention, imperative, first priority, paramount.
ANT.: unimportant, insignificant, trivial
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Compelling immediate attention: burning, crying, dire, emergent, exigent, imperative, instant, pressing. See BIG. 2. Firm or obstinate, as in making a demand or maintaining a stand: importunate, importune, insistent, persistent. See CONTINUE.

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