Simple Definition of urgent
: very important and needing immediate attention
: showing that something is very important and needs immediate attention
Examples of urgent in a sentence
We've come to deliver an urgent message.
an urgent appeal for assistance
He addressed us in an urgent manner.
An urgent voice came over the intercom, telling us to leave the building immediately.
Origin and Etymology of urgent
Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin urgent-, urgens, present participle of urgēre
First Known Use: 15th century
URGENT Defined for Kids
Definition of urgent for Students
1 : calling for immediate action <an urgent need>
2 : having or showing a sense of requiring immediate action <She spoke in an urgent voice.>
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