Definition of urgent
- urgent appeals
- an urgent need
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.
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
: very important and needing immediate attention
: showing that something is very important and needs immediate attention
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