Urgent meaning

ûrjənt
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.

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Conveying a sense of pressing importance.

An urgent message.

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Compelling immediate action or attention; pressing.
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Calling for haste, immediate action, etc.; grave; pressing.
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Insistent; importunate.
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Requiring immediate attention.

An urgent appeal was sent out for assistance.

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Origin of urgent

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin urgēns urgent- present participle of urgēre to urge

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin urgentem ('pressing') from urgere ('to press').

    From Wiktionary