Definition of urgent adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    urgent

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈɜːdʒənt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɜːrdʒənt//
     
     
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  1. 1  that needs to be dealt with or happen immediately synonym pressing an urgent appeal for information a problem that requires urgent attention ‘Can I see you for a moment?’ ‘Is it urgent?’ Mark the message ‘urgent’, please. The law is in urgent need of reform. They’ve called an urgent meeting for this evening. (formal) It is urgent that the law be changed.
  2. 2  showing that you think that something needs to be dealt with immediately an urgent whisper Her voice sounded urgent on the phone.
  3. Word Origin late 15th cent.: from Old French, from Latin urgent- ‘pressing, driving’, from the verb urgere ‘press, drive’.Extra examples Don’t forget that one, it’s rather urgent. the increasingly urgent political situation at home ‘Can I see you for a moment?’ ‘I’m very busy—is it urgent?’ The police have issued an urgent appeal for information. The situation calls for urgent action. They’ve called an urgent meeting for this evening.
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