urgent

[ ur-juh nt ]
/ ˈɜr dʒənt /

adjective

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

1490–1500; < Latin urgent- (stem of urgēns), present participle of urgēre to urge; see -ent

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urgent
/ (ˈɜːdʒənt) /

adjective

requiring or compelling speedy action or attentionthe matter is urgent; an urgent message
earnest and persistent

Derived forms of urgent

urgency (ˈɜːdʒənsɪ), nounurgently, adverb

Word Origin for urgent

C15: via French from Latin urgent-, urgens, present participle of urgēre to urge
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