Urgent Definition

ûrjənt
adjective
Calling for haste, immediate action, etc.; grave; pressing.
Webster's New World
Conveying a sense of pressing importance.
An urgent message.
American Heritage
Insistent; importunate.
Webster's New World
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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

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