There was a touch of imperativeness in the hurriedly written little note that indefinitely appealed to him.
The man's voice leaped to a higher pitch and was sharp with imperativeness.
Both had been troubled and roused, and they were drawing together with the sharpness and imperativeness of uniting elements.
The very homeliness and obviousness of the duty causes us often to lose sight of its imperativeness and necessity.
In it was all the imperativeness of reproof and command and all the solicitous insistence of love.
If on that subject he had only exercised the imperativeness customary with him on others, all might have been revealed.
I never forgave him any of his behavior after his imperativeness on that occasion.
“I shall kiss you,” he said, not in any tone of either doubt or entreaty, rather with an imperativeness that was final.
mid-15c., in grammar; later "something imperative" (c.1600), from Old French imperatif and directly from Late Latin imperativus (see imperative (adj.)).
A grammatical category describing verbs that command or request: “Leave town by tonight”; “Please hand me the spoon.”