1. Without the least delay or interval; at once; immediately.
2. With urgency or importunity; earnestly; pressingly. “They besought him instantly.”
Syn: -- Directly; immediately; at once. See Directly.
adv 1: without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening; "he
answered immediately"; "found an answer straightaway";
"an official accused of dishonesty should be suspended
forthwith"; "Come here now!" [syn: immediately, straightaway,
straight off, directly, now, right away, at
once, forthwith, in real time, like a shot]
2: without any delay; "he was killed outright" [syn: instantaneously,
outright, in a flash]