Important vs Pressingly - What's the difference?

important | pressingly |

As an adjective important

is having relevant and crucial value.

As an adverb pressingly is

with a sense of urgency, because it is very important.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en adjective)
  • Having relevant and crucial value.
  • :
  • *
  • *:Thus, when he drew up instructions in lawyer language, he expressed the important words by an initial, a medial, or a final consonant, and made scratches for all the words between; his clerks, however, understood him very well.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=20 citation , passage=The story struck the depressingly familiar note with which true stories ring in the tried ears of experienced policemen.
  • *1988, (Robert Ferro), Second Son :
  • *:For this was the most important thing, that when a person felt strongly about an issue in life, it mustn’t be ignored by others; for if it was, everything subsequent to it would turn out badly, even though there should seem to be no direct connection.
  • *{{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= Katrina G. Claw
  • , title= Rapid Evolution in Eggs and Sperm , volume=101, issue=3, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=In plants, the ability to recognize self from nonself plays an important role in fertilization, because self-fertilization will result in less diverse offspring than fertilization with pollen from another individual.}}


    * (l) * See also


    * unimportant * negligible

    Derived terms

    * importantly, importantness, unimportant, VIP




    (en adverb)
  • With a sense of urgency, because it is very important.
  • * 1998 , Lyman Copeland Draper, The Life of Daniel Boone , p.310
  • I wrote pressingly to Mr. Boone to raise men with all expedition to join capt. Floyd.
  • Importantly. Often used with more in this sense.
  • Why would you do that on a date, and why, more pressingly , would you do that at the beginning of a date?
  • With enthusiasm. With friendly encouragement.
  • * 2001 , April 10, Gillian Healey in , Managing to cope
  • In early 1993, further education staff were pressingly invited to seminars, workshops and training days to prepare for liberation from the local education authorities.


    (urgency) * urgently (important) * importantly (enthusiasm) * persistently * persuasively * enthusiastically


    * apathetically * half-heartedly