Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The quality or condition of being urgent; pressing importance.
  • noun A pressing necessity.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or character of being urgent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or condition of being urgent; insistence; pressure.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The quality or condition of being urgent; insistence; pressure; as, the urgency of a demand or an occasion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the state of being urgent; an earnest and insistent necessity
  • noun an urgent situation calling for prompt action
  • noun insistent solicitation and entreaty
  • noun pressing importance requiring speedy action

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Examples

  • At his Senate confirmation hearing in March, Eikenberry underscored what he called the urgency of the requirement to turn around the war effort, which has evolved into a stalemate in key parts of Afghanistan as the Taliban-led insurgency has gained clout.

    ajc.com - News

  • At his Senate confirmation hearing in March, Mr Eikenberry underscored what he called the urgency of the requirement to turn around the war effort, which has evolved into a stalemate in key parts of Afghanistan as the Taliban-led insurgency has gained clout.

    Top Stories: BreakingNews.ie

  • At his Senate confirmation hearing in March, Eikenberry underscored what he called the urgency of the requirement to turn around the war effort, which has evolved into a stalemate in key parts of Afghanistan as the Taliban-led insurgency has gained clout.

    USATODAY.com News - Top Stories

  • At his Senate confirmation hearing in March, Mr Eikenberry stressed what he called the urgency of the requirement to turn around the war effort, which has evolved into a stalemate in key parts of Afghanistan as the Taliban-led insurgency has gained clout.

    mirror.co.uk - Home

  • It may be that this readership is finally less interested in "urgency" and more interested in the 800 words (or more) dedicated to what's left of serious fiction -- and truly serious nonfiction, for that matter.

    Book Reviewing

  • But at transplant centers, that urgency is still mostly theoretical.

    ...With Functioning Kidneys for All

  • He referred to the "urgency" of fueling a recovery in the job market, where persistent high unemployment is eroding workers' skills.

    Speech Hints at Options for Fed

  • Their urgency is understandable, since low enrollment can be a factor in decisions to close a struggling city school.

    James Merriman: Thriving Charter Schools Need Fairness, Not Favors

  • But at transplant centers, that urgency is still mostly theoretical.

    ...With Functioning Kidneys for All

  • The urgency is paramount and no one doubts this in the US but the reason no republicans voted for it in Congress was so that the more appeasing senate and joint house Conference is encouraged to listen more to the other side of the argument ... ie more tax cuts.

    Obama’s problems could be Brown’s

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