One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the UN resolution called for immediate action’
instant, instantaneous, on-the-spot, prompt, swift, speedy, rapid, quick, expeditious
sudden, hurried, hasty, precipitate, abrupt
lightning, whirlwind, overnight
informal snappy, p.d.q., p.d.q. pretty damn quick
literary fleet, rathe
2‘there are no immediate plans to launch the product’
current, present, existing, existent, actual, extant
3‘the immediate past is of more importance than a remoter period’
recent, not long past, just gone
4‘they have strong ties with their immediate neighbours’
nearest, near, close, closest, next-door
adjacent, adjoining, abutting, contiguous, proximate
5‘the coroner identified the immediate cause of death’
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