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English noun: urgency

1. urgency (state) the state of being urgent; an earnest and insistent necessity


Broader (hypernym)necessity


Narrower (hyponym)criticality, criticalness, cruciality, haste, hurry, imperativeness, insistence, insistency, press, pressure

2. urgency (attribute) pressing importance requiring speedy action


SamplesThe urgency of his need.


Broader (hypernym)importance


Narrower (hyponym)edge, imperativeness, instancy, sharpness

3. urgency (state) an urgent situation calling for prompt action


SamplesI'll be there, barring any urgencies.
They departed hurriedly because of some great urgency in their affairs.


Broader (hypernym)situation

4. urgency (communication) insistent solicitation and entreaty


SamplesHis importunity left me no alternative but to agree.


Synonymsimportunity, urging


Broader (hypernym)solicitation









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