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 Dictionary entry overview: What does urgent mean? 

URGENT (adjective)
  The adjective URGENT has 1 sense:

1. compelling immediate action

  Familiarity information: URGENT used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

URGENT (adjective)

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Compelling immediate action


pressing; urgent

Context examples:

too pressing to permit of longer delay / the urgent words 'Hurry! Hurry!' / bridges in urgent need of repair


imperative (requiring attention or action)

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