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ur·gent

 (ûr′jənt)
adj.
1. Compelling immediate action or attention; pressing.
2. Conveying a sense of pressing importance: an urgent message.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin urgēns, urgent-, present participle of urgēre, to urge.]

ur′gent·ly adv.
Synonyms: urgent, exigent, pressing, imperative
These adjectives mean compelling immediate attention. Urgent often implies that a matter takes precedence over others: "For I ride on an errand most urgent, and with the first light of morning we must go" (J.R.R. Tolkien).
Exigent and pressing suggest an urgency that requires prompt action: "When once disease was introduced into the rural districts, its effects appeared more horrible, more exigent, and more difficult to cure, than in towns" (Mary Shelley). "The danger now became too pressing to admit of longer delay" (James Fenimore Cooper).
Imperative implies a need or demand whose fulfillment cannot be deferred: "The stricken countries of Europe needed everything and could afford to buy nothing. Financial help was imperative" (David McCullough).

urgent

(ˈɜːdʒənt)
adj
1. requiring or compelling speedy action or attention: the matter is urgent; an urgent message.
2. earnest and persistent
[C15: via French from Latin urgent-, urgens, present participle of urgēre to urge]
urgency n
ˈurgently adv

ur•gent

(ˈɜr dʒənt)

adj.
1. compelling or requiring immediate action or attention; imperative; pressing.
2. insistent or earnest in solicitation; importunate.
3. expressed with insistence.
[1490–1500; < Latin urgent-, s. of urgēns, present participle of urgēre to urge]
ur′gent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.urgent - compelling immediate actionurgent - compelling immediate action; "too pressing to permit of longer delay"; "the urgent words `Hurry! Hurry!'"; "bridges in urgent need of repair"
imperative - requiring attention or action; "as nuclear weapons proliferate, preventing war becomes imperative"; "requests that grew more and more imperative"

urgent

adjective
1. crucial, desperate, pressing, great, important, crying, critical, immediate, acute, grave, instant, compelling, imperative, top-priority, now or never, exigent, not to be delayed There is an urgent need for food and water.
crucial minor, trivial, unimportant, low-priority
2. insistent, earnest, determined, intense, persistent, persuasive, resolute, clamorous, importunate His mother leaned forward and spoke to him in urgent undertones.
insistent casual, apathetic, lackadaisical, weak, feeble, perfunctory, half-hearted

urgent

adjective
1. Compelling immediate attention:
2. Firm or obstinate, as in making a demand or maintaining a stand:
Translations
عَاجِلمُلِح، ماسٌ
naléhavý
presserende
kiireellinen
hitan
áríîandi
緊急の
긴급한
skubumas
neatliekamssteidzīgs
nujen
brådskande
ที่จำเป็นเร่งด่วน
khẩn cấp

urgent

[ˈɜːdʒənt] ADJ
1. (= imperative) [matter, business, case, message] → urgente
he needs urgent medical treatmentnecesita tratamiento médico urgente or urgentemente
is this urgent?¿es urgente?, ¿corre prisa esto?
it is urgent that I see himtengo que verlo urgentemente
there is an urgent need for waterse necesita urgentemente agua, hay una necesidad apremiante de agua
to be in urgent need of sthnecesitar algo urgentemente
2. (= earnest, persistent) [tone] → de urgencia, insistente; [voice] → insistente; [plea, appeal] → urgente

urgent

[ˈɜːrənt] adj
(= pressing) [problem, matter, business, need] → urgent(e)
Is it urgent? → C'est urgent?
(= imploring) [plea, tone] → pressant(e)

urgent

adj
dringend; is it urgent? (= important)ist es dringend?; (= needing speed)eilt es?; to be in urgent need of medical attentiondringend ärztliche Hilfe benötigen; urgent letterEilbrief m; the letter was marked “urgent”der Brief trug einen Dringlichkeitsvermerk
(= insistent) tone, pleadringend, dringlich; (= hurrying) stepseilig; he was very urgent about the need for swift actioner betonte nachdrücklich, wie notwendig schnelles Handeln sei

urgent

[ˈɜːdʒnt] adj
a. (message, need) → urgente
b. (earnest, persistent, plea) → pressante; (tone) → insistente, incalzante

urgent

(ˈəːdʒənt) adjective
needing immediate attention. There is an urgent message for the doctor.
ˈurgently adverb
ˈurgency noun
need for immediate action, speed etc. This is a matter of great urgency.

urgent

عَاجِل naléhavý presserende dringend επείγων urgente kiireellinen urgent hitan urgente 緊急の 긴급한 urgent presserende pilny urgente срочный brådskande ที่จำเป็นเร่งด่วน ivedi khẩn cấp 紧急的

urgent

a. urgente, emergente.

urgent

adj urgente
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