Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb beseech

1 sense of beseech

Sense 1
bid, beseech, entreat, adjure, press, conjure -- (ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to become good persons")
       => plead -- (appeal or request earnestly; "I pleaded with him to stop")

Antonyms of adj beseeching

1 sense of beseeching

Sense 1
beseeching (vs. imperative), pleading, imploring -- (begging)

imperative (vs. beseeching) -- (requiring attention or action; "as nuclear weapons proliferate, preventing war becomes imperative"; "requests that grew more and more imperative")
        => adjuratory -- (containing a solemn charge or command)
        => clamant, crying, exigent, insistent, instant -- (demanding attention; "clamant needs"; "a crying need"; "regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous"- H.L.Mencken; "insistent hunger"; "an instant need")
        => peremptory -- (not allowing contradiction or refusal; "spoke in peremptory tones"; "peremptory commands")
        => desperate -- (showing extreme urgency or intensity especially because of great need or desire; "felt a desperate urge to confess"; "a desperate need for recognition")
        => pressing, urgent -- (compelling immediate action; "too pressing to permit of longer delay"; "the urgent words `Hurry! Hurry!'"; "bridges in urgent need of repair")
        => strident, shrill -- (being sharply insistent on being heard; "strident demands"; "shrill criticism")

Similarity of adj beseeching

1 sense of beseeching

Sense 1
beseeching (vs. imperative), pleading, imploring -- (begging)
       => adjuratory -- (earnestly or solemnly entreating; "in adjuratory terms")
       => importunate -- (expressing earnest entreaty; "an importunate job applicant")
       => mendicant -- (practicing beggary; "mendicant friars")
       => petitionary -- (of the nature of or expressing a petition; "the petitionary procedure had a quality of indecisiveness")
       => precatory, precative -- (expressing entreaty or supplication; "precatory overtures")
       => suppliant, supplicant, supplicatory -- (humbly entreating; "a suppliant sinner seeking forgiveness")

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