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urgent

adjective

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needing immediate attention
  • I will need to put off everything but the most urgent issues

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The first known use of urgent was in the 15th century

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“Urgent.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/urgent. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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