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Definition 1: pressing importance requiring speedy action - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where urgency or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the urgency of his need

(urgency is a kind of ...) the quality of being important and worthy of note

"the importance of a well-balanced diet"

(... is a kind of urgency ) the attribute of urgency in tone of voice

"his voice had an edge to it"

(... is a kind of urgency ) the quality of being insistent

"he pressed his demand with considerable instancy"

Definition 2: insistent solicitation and entreaty - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where urgency or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his importunity left me no alternative but to agree

Synonyms for urgency in the sense of this definition

(urgency is a kind of ...) an entreaty addressed to someone of superior status

"a solicitation to the king for relief"

Definition 3: the state of being urgent; an earnest and insistent necessity - [noun denoting state]

(urgency is a kind of ...) the condition of being essential or indispensable

(... is a kind of urgency ) a condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry

"in a hurry to lock the door"

(... is a kind of urgency ) the state of demanding notice or attention

"the insistence of their hunger" "the press of business matters"

(... is a kind of urgency ) a state of critical urgency

Definition 4: an urgent situation calling for prompt action - [noun denoting state]

Samples where urgency or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I'll be there, barring any urgencies
  • they departed hurriedly because of some great urgency in their affairs

(urgency is a kind of ...) a complex or critical or unusual difficulty

"the dangerous situation developed suddenly" "that's quite a situation" "no human situation is simple"

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