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Synonym of Imperative

Imperative Synonyme from Moby Thesaurus

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imperative
Synonyms and related words:
absolute, absolutist, absolutistic, acid, acute, allegiance, arbitrary, aristocratic, arrogant, ascendant, assigned task, authoritarian, authoritative, authorized, autocratic, basic, behest, bidding, binding, biting, bossy, bounden duty, burden, burning, business, call of duty, canon, case of need, charge, choiceless, claimed, clamant, clamorous, clothed with authority, coactive, code, command, commanding, commandment, commitment, compelling, competent, compulsatory, compulsive, compulsory, conclusive, conditional, consequential, considerable, constraining, controlling, convention, corrosive, critical, crucial, crying, cutting, de rigueur, decisive, decretal, decretive, decretory, dedication, deference, demanded, despotic, devoir, devotion, dictate, dictated, dictating, dictation, dictatorial, dictum, dire necessity, direct order, directive, dogmatic, dominant, domineering, driving, duly constituted, duties and responsibilities, duty, effective, eminent, empowered, entailed, essential, ethics, ex officio, exigence, exigency, exigent, fealty, feudal, final, forceful, forcible, form, formula, fundamental, general principle, golden rule, governing, great, grinding, guideline, guiding principle, gutsy, hard-and-fast, harsh, hegemonic, hegemonistic, hest, high-handed, high-pressure, high-priority, homage, immediacy, imperativeness, imperial, imperious, important, importunate, imposed, impressive, incisive, indicative, indispensable, inevitable, influential, insistent, instant, instructive, involuntary, irresistible, irrevocable, jussive, law, leading, line of duty, lordly, loyalty, magisterial, magistral, mandated, mandating, mandatory, masterful, matter of necessity, maxim, mighty, mission, mitzvah, mode, momentous, monocratic, mood, moral, mordant, must, necessary, necessitous, nervous, norm, obligating, obligation, obligative, obligatory, official, onus, oppressive, optative, order, ordering, ordinance, ought, overbearing, overruling, penetrating, peremptory, permissive, piercing, pivotal, place, pleasure, poignant, potent, potential, powerful, preceptive, predicament, preeminent, prerequisite, prescript, prescriptive, pressing, pressingness, pressure, prestigious, principium, principle, prominent, puissant, punchy, ranking, regulation, repressive, required, requisite, respect, restraining, rubric, rule, ruling, say-so, self-imposed duty, senior, sensational, settled principle, severe, sinewed, sinewy, slashing, special order, standard, stern, strict, striking, strong, subjunctive, substantial, superior, suppressive, supreme, telling, tenet, totalitarian, trenchant, tyrannical, tyrannous, ultimate, urgency, urgent, urgent need, vigorous, vital, weighty, will, without appeal, without choice, word, word of command, working principle, working rule
  

  



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WordNet 2.0
imperative

Noun
1. a mood that expresses an intention to influence the listener's behavior
(synonym) imperative mood, jussive mood
(hypernym) mood, mode, modality
2. some duty that is essential and urgent
(hypernym) duty, responsibility, obligation

Adjective
1. requiring attention or action; "as nuclear weapons proliferate, preventing war becomes imperative"; "requests that grew more and more imperative"
(antonym) beseeching
(similar) adjuratory
(see-also) assertive
2. relating to verbs in the imperative mood
(pertainym) imperative mood, jussive mood
(classification) grammar

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