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.

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. Vibeke Vandrup Martens:

    There is definite urgency, if the archaeologists do nothing, the artifacts and/or sites that belong to the whole community may be lost forever, without any recording they ever existed.

  2. Sam Rohrer:

    We have now reached that point of critical mass where the urgency of the matter can no longer be denied.

  3. Kaela Bamberger:

    This is definitely a next-level action. The urgency of climate change warrants such an attempt to disrupt business as usual... to make it impossible for people with decision-making power to go about their daily lives as if we are not in the climate emergency.

  4. Michael Burger:

    There's just a tremendous urgency to take action now, so environmental groups, citizens, states and cities are taking to the courts to try and force action.

  5. Chuck Grassley:

    We haven't negotiated it yet, there's an urgency for it, absolutely. Not because of the present tariff situation, but because the Congress delegated too much authority.

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