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Definition of "urgency" []

  • The quality or condition of being urgent; pressing importance: the urgency of the call for help; pleading with urgency. (noun)
  • A pressing necessity. (noun)
  • Requiring or compelling speedy action or attention (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Earnest and persistent (adjective)

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Use "urgency" in a sentence
  • "At his Senate confirmation hearing in March, Eikenberry underscored what he called the urgency of the requirement to turn around the war effort, which has evolved into a stalemate in key parts of Afghanistan as the Taliban-led insurgency has gained clout."
  • "At his Senate confirmation hearing in March, Mr Eikenberry underscored what he called the urgency of the requirement to turn around the war effort, which has evolved into a stalemate in key parts of Afghanistan as the Taliban-led insurgency has gained clout."
  • "At his Senate confirmation hearing in March, Mr Eikenberry stressed what he called the urgency of the requirement to turn around the war effort, which has evolved into a stalemate in key parts of Afghanistan as the Taliban-led insurgency has gained clout."