compelling or requiring immediate action or attention; imperative; pressing: an urgent matter.
insistent or earnest in solicitation; importunate, as a person: an urgent pleader.
expressed with insistence, as requests or appeals: an urgent tone of voice.

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)
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]

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Word Origin & History

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
Urgently, he fished the portable phone out of his pocket and called his
  secretary to find out why the pond was empty.
Something urgently expressed, with something at stake in the telling.
To make matters worse, the committee has told me that my response to them is
  needed urgently.
They have succeeded in providing the types of academic and vocational
  experiences urgently needed by our economy.
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