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urgent

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adjective ur·gent \ˈər-jənt\

Simple Definition of urgent

  • : very important and needing immediate attention

  • : showing that something is very important and needs immediate attention

Full Definition of urgent

  1. 1 a :  calling for immediate attention :  pressing <urgent appeals> <an urgent need> b :  conveying a sense of urgency

  2. 2 :  urging insistently :  importunate

ur·gent·ly adverb

Examples of urgent

  1. We've come to deliver an urgent message.

  2. an urgent appeal for assistance

  3. He addressed us in an urgent manner.

  4. An urgent voice came over the intercom, telling us to leave the building immediately.



Origin of urgent

Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin urgent-, urgens, present participle of urgēre


First Known Use: 15th century



URGENT Defined for Kids

urgent

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adjective ur·gent \ˈər-jənt\

Definition of urgent

  1. 1 :  calling for immediate action <an urgent need>

  2. 2 :  having or showing a sense of requiring immediate action <She spoke in an urgent voice.>

ur·gent·ly adverb




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