HyperDic: urgency

English > 4 senses of the word urgency:
NOUNstateurgencythe state of being urgent
attributeurgencypressing importance requiring speedy action
stateurgencyan urgent situation calling for prompt action
communicationurgency, importunity, urginginsistent solicitation and entreaty
urgency > pronunciation
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English > urgency: 4 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe state of being urgent; an earnest / earnest and insistent necessity.
Narrowercriticality, criticalness, crucialityA state of critical urgency
hurry, hasteA condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry
imperativeness, insistence, insistency, press, pressureThe state of demanding notice or attention
BroadernecessityThe condition of being essential or indispensable
Spanishemergencia, urgencia
Catalanemergència, urgència
English > urgency: 4 senses > noun 2, attribute
Meaningpressing importance requiring speedy action.
Example"the urgency of his need"
Narroweredge, sharpnessThe attribute of urgency in tone of voice
imperativeness, instancyThe quality of being insistent
BroaderimportanceThe quality of being important and worthy of note
Spanishnecesidad, urgencia
Catalannecessitat, urgència
Adjectivesurgentcompelling immediate action
English > urgency: 4 senses > noun 3, state
MeaningAn urgent situation calling for prompt action.
Example "they departed hurriedly because of some great urgency in their affairs"
BroadersituationA complex or critical or unusual difficulty
Adjectivesurgentcompelling immediate action
English > urgency: 4 senses > noun 4, communication
Meaninginsistent solicitation and entreaty.
Synonymsimportunity, urging
BroadersolicitationAn entreaty addressed to someone of superior status
Spanishapuro, impertinencia, importunidad, urgencia
Verbsurgepush for something

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