- 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.
Origin of urgent
Related Words for urgentlycrucially, vigorously, eagerly, hastily, frantically, earnestly, compellingly, essentially, necessarily, imperatively, anxious, excitedly, impetuously, beseechingly, emotionally, enthusiastically, gravely, imperiously, imploringly, importunately
Examples from the Web for urgently
Contemporary Examples of urgently
Last week the Red Cross was sent to the region to “urgently collect 30 bodies.”Fighting Ebola and Starvation in Sierra Leone
November 5, 2014
The Royalist is urgently contacting Russian Tatler to see this extraordinary document with our own eyes.How To Fire Your Maid, By A Russian Oligarch
October 1, 2014
Both present alt cert in general—and TFA in particular—as a problem, as a project that urgently needs fixing.Stop Scapegoating Teach for America
Conor P. Williams
September 24, 2014
Beck had accidentally destroyed hours of urgently needed American reports.The Intern Who Birthed The KAL007 Conspiracy Theories
September 8, 2014
Darwish spoke to me urgently, saying that the origin of violence in the Middle East came from the Israeli-Palestinian divide.Only Iraq Can Save Itself From Chaos
June 26, 2014
Historical Examples of urgently
You see, the ball had been announced, and immediate money was urgently needed.Jennie Baxter, Journalist
His solitude terrified him, and he urgently entreated his sister to come to him.Doctor Pascal
Now, was ever a country so urgently in want of a little repose as ours?Nuts and Nutcrackers
Charles James Lever
"You had better go, sir," one of the sisters said, urgently.The Young Franc Tireurs
G. A. Henty
She would not let him go, but he went on urgently entreating.Russian Fairy Tales
W. R. S. Ralston
- requiring or compelling speedy action or attentionthe matter is urgent; an urgent message
- earnest and persistent
Word Origin for urgent
mid-15c., from Middle French urgent "pressing, impelling" (14c.), from Latin urgentem (nominative urgens), present participle of urgere "to press hard, urge" (see urge (v.)). Related: Urgently.