What does urgency mean?

Definitions for urgency
ˈɜr dʒən siur·gen·cy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. urgencynoun

    the state of being urgent; an earnest and insistent necessity

  2. urgencynoun

    pressing importance requiring speedy action

    "the urgency of his need"

  3. urgencynoun

    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, urgingnoun

    insistent solicitation and entreaty

    "his importunity left me no alternative but to agree"


  1. urgencynoun

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Urgencynoun

    Pressure of difficulty or necessity.

    Etymology: from urgent.

    Being for some hours extremely pressed by the necessities of nature, I was under great difficulties between urgency and shame. Gulliver’s Travels.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Urgencynoun

    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.

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  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

Examples of urgency in a Sentence

  1. Nayib Bukele:

    We will invest in the community as has not been done in a long time and we will show the country and world that reparations can be made in such cases, it must be done with urgency.

  2. Alejandro Mayorkas:

    We are looking at that as recently as earlier today, the urgency of that also cannot be overstated.

  3. Abigail Spanberger:

    I think White House absolutely understands the severity and the urgency of the issue, but until there's more food on the shelves, I am not satisfied.

  4. Mark Levin:

    This worldview and these principles compel me to promote conservative ideas at Stanford, and beyond, i’m driven by a fundamental sense of urgency over the fact that Americans are slowly losing their liberty, and I believe that liberty is being valued less and less. I want to turn the tide, and college campuses are crucial to doing so.

  5. Jacqueline Gillan:

    We've had so many millions and millions of vehicles that some people don't feel a sense of urgency.

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