follow Dictionary.com

Today's Word of the Day means...

urgent

[ur-juh nt] /ˈɜr dʒənt/
adjective
1.
compelling or requiring immediate action or attention; imperative; pressing:
an urgent matter.
2.
insistent or earnest in solicitation; importunate, as a person:
an urgent pleader.
3.
expressed with insistence, as requests or appeals:
an urgent tone of voice.
Origin
1490-1500
1490-1500; < Latin urgent- (stem of urgēns), present participle of urgēre to urge; see -ent
Related forms
urgently, adverb
nonurgent, adjective
nonurgently, adverb
superurgent, adjective
superurgently, adverb
unurgent, adjective
unurgently, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for unurgent

urgent

/ˈɜːdʒənt/
adjective
1.
requiring or compelling speedy action or attention the matter is urgent, an urgent message
2.
earnest and persistent
Derived Forms
urgency (ˈɜːdʒənsɪ) noun
urgently, adverb
Word Origin
C15: via French from Latin urgent-, urgens, present participle of urgēre to urge
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for unurgent
urgent
1456, from M.Fr. urgent "pressing, impelling" (14c.), from L. urgentem (nom. urgens), prp. of urgere "to press hard, urge" (see urge). Urgency is from 1540.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for urgent

Most English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for unurgent

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends