A request that must be taken care of right away is an example of an urgent request.
- calling for haste, immediate action, etc.; grave; pressing
- insistent; importunate
Origin of urgentLate Middle English from Middle French from Classical Latin urgens, present participle of urgere, to press hard, urge
- Compelling immediate action or attention; pressing.
- Conveying a sense of pressing importance: an urgent message.
Origin of urgentMiddle English from Old French from Latin urgēns urgent- present participle of urgēre to urge
(comparative more urgent, superlative most urgent)
Latin urgentem ('pressing') from urgere ('to press').