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Borrowed from Middle French urgent (pressing, impelling), from Latin urgēns, from urgēre (to press).

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urgent (comparative more urgent, superlative most urgent)

  1. Requiring immediate attention.
    An urgent appeal was sent out for assistance.
    Synonyms: pressing, needly
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The primary meaning of urgent is as a description of a pressing need. Especially in journalistic contexts, it is sometimes used by transference to describe the thing needed, or to mean "happening very soon", which some deem erroneous.

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From Latin urgens.

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urgent (masculine and feminine plural urgents)

  1. urgent

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Borrowed from Late Latin urgens, present participle of urgeō.

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urgent (feminine singular urgente, masculine plural urgents, feminine plural urgentes)

  1. urgent

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urgent

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of urgeō

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urgent

  1. urgent