Antonyms of adj immediate

5 senses of immediate

Sense 1
immediate -- (of the present time and place; "the immediate revisions")

INDIRECT (VIA past, present) -> future -- (yet to be or coming; "some future historian will evaluate him")
INDIRECT (VIA present, future) -> past -- (earlier than the present time; no longer current; "time past"; "his youth is past"; "this past Thursday"; "the past year")

Sense 2
contiguous, immediate -- (very close or connected in space or time; "contiguous events"; "immediate contact"; "the immediate vicinity"; "the immediate past")

INDIRECT (VIA close) -> distant -- (separated in space or coming from or going to a distance; "distant villages"; "the sound of distant traffic"; "a distant sound"; "a distant telephone call")

Sense 3
immediate (vs. mediate) -- (having no intervening medium; "an immediate influence")

mediate (vs. immediate) -- (acting through or dependent on an intervening agency; "the disease spread by mediate as well as direct contact")
        => indirect -- (having intervening factors or persons or influences; "reflection from the ceiling provided a soft indirect light"; "indirect evidence"; "an indirect cause")
        => mediated -- (acting or brought about through an intervening agency; "the mediated settlement brought satisfaction to both sides")

Sense 4
immediate -- (immediately before or after as in a chain of cause and effect; "the immediate result"; "the immediate cause of the trouble")

INDIRECT (VIA proximate) -> ultimate -- (furthest or highest in degree or order; utmost or extreme; "the ultimate achievement"; "the ultimate question"; "man's ultimate destiny"; "the ultimate insult"; "one's ultimate goal in life")

Sense 5
immediate, prompt, quick, straightaway -- (performed with little or no delay; "an immediate reply to my letter"; "a prompt reply"; "was quick to respond"; "a straightaway denial")

INDIRECT (VIA fast) -> slow -- (not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time; "a slow walker"; "the slow lane of traffic"; "her steps were slow"; "he was slow in reacting to the news"; "slow but steady growth")

Similarity of adj immediate

5 senses of immediate

Sense 1
immediate -- (of the present time and place; "the immediate revisions")
       => present (prenominal) (vs. future) (vs. past) -- (temporal sense; intermediate between past and future; now existing or happening or in consideration; "the present leader"; "articles for present use"; "the present topic"; "the present system"; "present observations")

Sense 2
contiguous, immediate -- (very close or connected in space or time; "contiguous events"; "immediate contact"; "the immediate vicinity"; "the immediate past")
       => close (vs. distant) -- (at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other; "close to noon"; "how close are we to town?"; "a close formation of ships")

Sense 3
immediate (vs. mediate) -- (having no intervening medium; "an immediate influence")
       => direct, unmediated -- (having no intervening persons, agents, conditions; "in direct sunlight"; "in direct contact with the voters"; "direct exposure to the disease"; "a direct link"; "the direct cause of the accident"; "direct vote")

Sense 4
immediate -- (immediately before or after as in a chain of cause and effect; "the immediate result"; "the immediate cause of the trouble")
       => proximate (vs. ultimate) -- (closest in degree or order (space or time) especially in a chain of causes and effects; "news of his proximate arrival"; "interest in proximate rather than ultimate goals")

Sense 5
immediate, prompt, quick, straightaway -- (performed with little or no delay; "an immediate reply to my letter"; "a prompt reply"; "was quick to respond"; "a straightaway denial")
       => fast (vs. slow) -- (acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly; "fast film"; "on the fast track in school"; "set a fast pace"; "a fast car")

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