compelling immediate action
"too pressing to permit of longer delay"; "the urgent words `Hurry! Hurry!'"; "bridges in urgent need of repair"
Requiring immediate attention.
An urgent appeal was sent out for assistance.
Origin: Latin urgentem ('pressing') from urgere ('to press').
urging; pressing; besetting; plying, with importunity; calling for immediate attention; instantly important
"Urgent" is a song by the Anglo-American rock band Foreigner, and the first single from their hit album 4 in 1981.
An act, action, answer, obligation or response that is placed in first priority to be achieved with immediate effect or today according to the agreement, contract, need, requirement or obligation .
Many different systems within society have the intelligence, knowledge and systems to give an urgent response where it is appropriate and needed.
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Rank popularity for the word 'urgent' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4290
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'urgent' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4303
Rank popularity for the word 'urgent' in Adjectives Frequency: #569
The numerical value of urgent in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of urgent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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- urgentCatalan, Valencian
- eilig, dringend, dringlichGerman
- acuciante, urgenteSpanish
- faochnachScottish Gaelic
- 緊急, 急を要するJapanese
- неотложный, экстренный, срочныйRussian
- ivedi, acilTurkish
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