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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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