pressing (comparative more pressing, superlative most pressing)
- Needing urgent attention.
- 2013, Luke Harding and Uki Goni, Argentina urges UK to hand back Falklands and 'end colonialism (in The Guardian, 3 January 2013)
- Argentinians support the "Malvinas" cause, which is written into the constitution. But they are also worried about pressing economic problems such as inflation, rising crime and corruption.
- 1841, Charles Dickens, Barnaby Rudge, ch. 75,
- “I come on business.—Private,” he added, with a glance at the man who stood looking on, “and very pressing business.”
- Insistent, earnest, or persistent.
- 1891, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. 2,
- You are very pressing, Basil, but I am afraid I must go.
- 1908, Joseph Conrad, "The Duel,"
- He was pressing and persuasive.
- For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:pressing.
insistent, earnest, or persistent
pressing (plural pressings)
- The application of pressure by a press or other means.
- A metal or plastic part made with a press.
- The process of improving the appearance of clothing by improving creases and removing wrinkles with a press or an iron.
- A memento preserved by pressing, folding, or drying between the leaves of a flat container, book, or folio. Usually done with a flower, ribbon, letter, or other soft, small keepsake.
- The extraction of juice from fruit using a press.
- A phonograph record; a number of records pressed at the same time.
- Urgent insistence.
- present participle of press