Cite
 

Synonyms of imperative

Noun


1. imperative mood, imperative, jussive mood, imperative form, mood, mode, modality

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

2. imperative, duty, responsibility, obligation

usage: some duty that is essential and urgent

Adjective


1. imperative (vs. beseeching), adjuratory, clamant, crying, exigent, insistent, instant, peremptory, desperate, pressing, urgent, strident, shrill, assertive#1, self-asserting#1, self-assertive

usage: requiring attention or action; "as nuclear weapons proliferate, preventing war becomes imperative"; "requests that grew more and more imperative"

2. imperative

usage: relating to verbs in the imperative mood

WordNet 3.0 Copyright © 2006 by Princeton University.
All rights reserved.

See also: imperative (Dictionary)