Definitions for urgencyˈɜr dʒən si

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ur•gen•cyˈɜr dʒən si(n.)(pl.)-cies.

  1. urgent character; imperativeness; insistence.

  2. urgencies, urgent requirements or needs.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. urgency(noun)

    the state of being urgent; an earnest and insistent necessity

  2. urgency(noun)

    pressing importance requiring speedy action

    "the urgency of his need"

  3. urgency(noun)

    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. importunity, urgency, urging(noun)

    insistent solicitation and entreaty

    "his importunity left me no alternative but to agree"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. urgency(noun)ˈɜr dʒən si

    the feeling that it is important to act immediately

    the urgency of thinking about the use of water supplies


  1. urgency(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Urgency(noun)

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


  1. Urgency

    Urgency is the fourth album by Bellingham, Washington indie rock band The Pale Pacific.

Translations for urgency

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


need for immediate action, speed etc

This is a matter of great urgency.

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