1 the state of being urgent; an earnest and insistent necessity
2 pressing importance requiring speedy action; "the urgency of his need"
3 an urgent situation calling for prompt action; "I'll be there, barring any urgencies"; "they departed hurriedly because of some great urgency in their affairs"
4 insistent solicitation and entreaty; "his importunity left me no alternative but to agree" [syn: importunity, urging]
- The quality or condition of being urgent; insistence; pressure; as, the urgency of a demand or an occasion.
Urgency can refer to:
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