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Wordnet 3.0


1. compelling immediate action;
- Example: "too pressing to permit of longer delay"
- Example: "the urgent words `Hurry! Hurry!'"
- Example: "bridges in urgent need of repair"
[syn: pressing, urgent]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Urgent \Ur"gent\, a. [L. urgens, p. pr. of urgere: cf. F. urgent. See Urge.] Urging; pressing; besetting; plying, with importunity; calling for immediate attention; instantly important. "The urgent hour." --Shak. [1913 Webster] Some urgent cause to ordain the contrary. --Hooker. [1913 Webster] The Egyptians were urgent upon the people that they might send them out of the land in haste. --Ex. xii. 33. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

urgent adj 1: compelling immediate action; "too pressing to permit of longer delay"; "the urgent words `Hurry! Hurry!'"; "bridges in urgent need of repair" [syn: pressing, urgent]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

105 Moby Thesaurus words for "urgent": active, actuating, acute, animating, ardent, begging, burning, cajoling, causal, causative, choiceless, clamant, clamorous, coaxing, compelling, compulsory, critical, crucial, crying, cursory, demanding, directive, draining, driving, dunning, earnest, emergency, emphatic, energetic, enthusiastic, exacting, exciting, exigent, exorbitant, expeditious, extortionate, fervent, festinate, feverish, fiery, firm, flying, forceful, furious, glowing, grasping, hasty, high-pressure, high-priority, hurried, immediate, impassioned, impelling, imperative, imperious, important, importunate, impulsive, inducive, insistent, instant, last-minute, life-and-death, life-or-death, loud, mandatory, motivating, motivational, motive, moving, nagging, necessary, necessitous, obligatory, on the spot, passing, passionate, persistent, pertinacious, pestering, pivotal, plaguing, pressing, prompt, provoking, quick, rush, serious, slap-bang, slapdash, snap, solicitous, speedy, stimulating, stirring, superficial, swift, taxing, teasing, tenacious, vehement, vital, warm, wheedling, without choice