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Meaning of URGENCY

Pronunciation:  'urjunsee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  pressing importance requiring speedy action; "the urgency of his need"
  2. [n]  insistent solicitation and entreaty; "his importunity left me no alternative but to agree"
  3. [n]  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. [n]  the state of being urgent; an earnest and insistent necessity

URGENCY is a 7 letter word that starts with U.


 Synonyms: importunity, urging
 See Also: criticality, criticalness, cruciality, edge, haste, hurry, imperativeness, imperativeness, importance, insistence, insistence, insistency, insistency, instancy, necessity, press, pressure, sharpness, situation, solicitation, state of affairs



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ur"gen*cy\, n. [Cf. F. urgence.]
The quality or condition of being urgent; insistence;
pressure; as, the urgency of a demand or an occasion.