imperioso
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imperioso(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (authoritarian)
a. imperious
Con un gesto imperioso, el duque despidió al camarero.The duke dismissed the waiter with an imperious gesture.
2. (crucial and requiring fast action)
a. urgent
Hay una imperiosa necesidad de reducir los residuos.There is an urgent need to reduce waste.
b. pressing
La emergencia sanitaria es un asunto de imperiosa urgencia.The health emergency is a matter of pressing urgency.
c. imperative
Es imperioso que cambiemos el sistema.It's imperative that we change the system.
d.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Es imperioso que enviemos ayuda a los afectados por la inundación.We urgently need to send help to the flood victims.
Es imperioso que le expliques la situación a tu pareja.You need to explain the situation to your partner as a matter of urgency.
3. (strong and irresistible)
a. compelling
Siento una necesidad imperiosa de contar esta historia.I feel a compelling need to tell this story.
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imperioso
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (autoritario)
a. imperious
2. (apremiante)
a. urgent, pressing
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
imperioso
adjective
1 (autoritario) imperious
2 (urgente) pressing; urgent
necesidad imperiosa pressing need; absolute necessity
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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