[ ur-juh nt ]
/ ˈɜr dʒənt /
compelling or requiring immediate action or attention; imperative; pressing: an urgent matter.
insistent or earnest in solicitation; importunate, as a person: an urgent pleader.
expressed with insistence, as requests or appeals: an urgent tone of voice.
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Origin of urgent
OTHER WORDS FROM urgent
ur·gent·ly, adverbnon·ur·gent, adjectivenon·ur·gent·ly, adverbsu·per·ur·gent, adjective
su·per·ur·gent·ly, adverbun·ur·gent, adjectiveun·ur·gent·ly, adverb
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/ (ˈɜːdʒənt) /
requiring or compelling speedy action or attentionthe matter is urgent; an urgent message
earnest and persistent
Derived forms of urgenturgency (ˈɜːdʒənsɪ), nounurgently, adverb
Word Origin for urgent
C15: via French from Latin urgent-, urgens, present participle of urgēre to urge
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