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Definition of "urgent" []

  • Compelling immediate action or attention; pressing. (adjective)
  • Insistent or importunate: the urgent words "Hurry! Hurry!” (adjective)
  • Conveying a sense of pressing importance: an urgent message. (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.

Use "urgent" in a sentence
  • "U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon asked President Sarkozy for what he called "urgent" military operations to silence mortars and rocket launchers that have been used against civilians and U.N. headquarters in Abidjan."
  • "The FAO called the meeting to discuss what it termed urgent and concrete measures to address the humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa."
  • "DUBLIN—Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny and senior ministers detailed on Monday what they described as an "urgent" employment plan, pledging to create 100,000 posts in the next four years for an economy struggling to grow under its bailout austerity program."