- The definition of urgent is something pressing or important, or something that requires immediate attention.
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').