1. [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.
Some urgent cause to ordain the contrary. --Hooker.
The Egyptians were urgent upon the people that they
might send them out of the land in haste. --Ex. xii.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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,
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,