[ ur-juhn-see ]
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noun,plural ur·gen·cies.
  1. urgent character; imperativeness; insistence; importunateness.

  2. urgencies, urgent requirements or needs.

Origin of urgency

First recorded in 1530–40; from Late Latin urgentia “pressure,” from urgent-, stem of urgēns “pressing” (see urgent) + -ia -ia

Other words from urgency

  • su·per·ur·gen·cy, noun

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How to use urgency in a sentence

  • However, the immediate urgencies of the situation gave me no time to carefully weigh the matter.

    A Girl Among the Anarchists | Isabel Meredith
  • New and strange urgencies are at work amongst us, forces for which the word "revolution" is only too faithfully appropriate.

    The Truth About Woman | C. Gasquoine Hartley
  • Who should be more sensitive to the urgencies of a threatened state than he who has the responsibilities of government?

  • He had to drive himself physically in order that his mind could respond to Bailly's urgencies.

    The Guarded Heights | Wadsworth Camp
  • With their return to the hut, Marjorie had found herself encountering a new set of urgencies.

    Marriage | H. G. Wells