What does urgency mean?

Definitions for urgencyˈɜr dʒən si

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word urgency.

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"


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of urgency in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of urgency in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Arthur Balfour:

    Ask with urgency and passion.

  2. Rick Schostek:

    I think we acted with urgency, but do I think we could have moved faster in some respects? I absolutely do.

  3. Alfred North Whitehead, N. Rose Mathematical Maxims and Minims, Raleigh NC:Rome Press Inc., 1988.:

    Let us grant that the pursuit of mathematics is a divine madness of the human spirit, a refuge from the goading urgency of contingent happenings.

  4. Frank Coleman:

    The Pope's intent was to say to people: there is an urgency on this issue, divestment is a good way to raise the urgency. But it is not the be-all to end-all of solutions.

  5. Le Drian:

    We're at a forum in Dakar talking about the need for Africans to collectively take charge of their security and yet it's not happening where there is urgency, everybody distrusts everybody. We have to get beyond that.

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