Definition of urgency in English:


Syllabification: ur·gen·cy
Pronunciation: /ˈərjənsē


  • 1Importance requiring swift action: the discovery of the ozone hole gave urgency to the issue of CFCs
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    • Reform of the social model is therefore a matter of urgency.
    • Now, moreover, with the nation in an economic downturn, is not the time to assert the urgency of passing referendum legislation.
    • Yet, the dispersion of education only underscores with renewed urgency the significance of formal spheres of learning.
  • 2An earnest and persistent quality; insistence: Emilia heard the urgency in his voice
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    • The rhythmic urgency of the second movement Allegro was striking.
    • At that very moment, Richard appeared in the open doorway, a look of urgency in his eyes.
    • "We have to find a way to bring our people closer together, to show more patience and understanding," Ramon told me with urgency in his voice.

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