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Pronunciation

Adjective

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Positive
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  1. Needing urgent attention.
    • 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.”
  2. 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.

Quotations

Noun

Singular
pressing

Plural
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  1. The application of pressure by a press or other means.
  2. A metal or plastic part made with a press.
  3. The process of improving the appearance of clothing by removing creases with a press or an iron.
  4. The extraction of juice from fruit using a press.
  5. A phonograph record; a number of records pressed at the same time.
  6. Urgent insistence.

Verb

pressing

  1. Present participle of press.

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