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urgent

ur·gent

urgent

 
 
pronunciation:
uhr jnt
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: requiring immediate action or attention; pressing.
There was an urgent need for medical supplies.I wouldn't have bothered you if the situation had not been urgent.
synonyms:
exigent, instant, pressing
antonyms:
nonurgent
similar words:
acute, crash, critical, crying, grave, imperative, necessitous, overriding, serious
definition 2: earnestly or stubbornly insistent in requesting.
Their urgent pleas fell on deaf ears.
synonyms:
insistent
similar words:
earnest, emphatic, fervent, immediate, importunate, vociferous
definition 3: expressing a need for immediate action.
He was in trouble and sent an urgent telegram to his family.
similar words:
grave, serious
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derivation: urgently (adv.)