urgent

[ur-juhnt]
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; < Latin urgent- (stem of urgēns), present participle of urgēre to urge; see -ent

urgently, adverb
nonurgent, adjective
nonurgently, adverb
superurgent, adjective
superurgently, adverb
unurgent, adjective
unurgently, adverb
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urgent (ˈɜːdʒənt)
 
adj
1.  requiring or compelling speedy action or attention: the matter is urgent; an urgent message
2.  earnest and persistent
 
[C15: via French from Latin urgent-, urgens, present participle of urgēre to urge]
 
urgency
 
n
 
'urgently
 
adv

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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.
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Example sentences
Urgent problems, or rather problems perceived to be urgent, get attention.
People tend to tackle urgent life tasks before important financial ones.
It's not urgent for you to impress other people, beyond your dissertation
  committee.
So activities can be urgent and important, not urgent but important, urgent but
  not important and neither urgent nor important.
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