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Definition of pressing adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [usually before noun]
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  1. 1needing to be dealt with immediately synonym urgent I have some pressing business to attend to. There is a pressing need for more specialist nurses. The President seems to think that international problems are more pressing than domestic ones.
  2. 2difficult to refuse or to ignore a pressing invitation
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