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ur·gent

urgent

 
 
pronunciation:
uhr jnt
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: needing immediate action or attention.
Our need for water became urgent.
similar words:
acute, critical, grave, imperative, serious
definition 2: expressed in a strong way.
The college student sent his parents an urgent request for money.
similar words:
earnest
derivation: urgently (adv.)