(im me di ate ly)
When something is needed "immediately," it’s needed right now. This is a very common adverb that indicates a situation is important and needs quick attention:
To make the adjective form for this word, drop the "ly" ending:
This work needs immediate attention.
He has to get this work finished immediately!
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This page was first published on January 23, 2012. It was updated on December 9, 2016.