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Noun: urgency  ur-jun(t)-see
  1. The state of being urgent; an earnest and insistent necessity
  2. Pressing importance requiring speedy action
    "the urgency of his need"
  3. An urgent situation calling for prompt action
    "I'll be there, barring any urgencies"; "they departed hurriedly because of some great urgency in their affairs"
  4. Insistent solicitation and entreaty
    "his urgency left me no alternative but to agree";
    - importunity, urging

Derived forms: urgencies

Type of: importance, necessity, situation, solicitation

Encyclopedia: Urgency