urgency


urgency
noun
ADJECTIVE
desperate, extreme, great, utmost

a matter of the utmost urgency

added, new

The murders have given added urgency to the debate about violent crime.

particular, special

The policy was pursued with special urgency in the 1990s.

sudden
moral
… OF URGENCY
note

There was a note of urgency in her voice.

VERB + URGENCY
add to sth, give sth, inject into sth (esp. BrE), lend sth

The bomb attack lent a new urgency to the peace talks.

increase
stress
PREPOSITION
with urgency

We need to act with urgency to ensure his safety.

urgency about

Is there any urgency about this?

urgency in

There was an urgency in her movements.

PHRASES
a lack of urgency

We waited in the car while he checked the oil with an irritating lack of urgency.

a matter of urgency

The refugee situation must now be addressed as a matter of urgency.

a sense of urgency

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  • Urgency — 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Urgency — may refer to:* Pan pan, international radio call for an emergency posing no imminent danger * Urinary urgency, medical condition …   Wikipedia

  • urgency — index compulsion (coercion), dispatch (promptness), emergency, exigency, force (compulsion), haste …   Law dictionary

  • urgency — 1530s; see URGENT (Cf. urgent) + CY (Cf. cy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • urgency — [ʉr′jən sē] n. pl. urgencies 1. the quality or state of beingurgent; need for action, haste, etc.; stress or pressure, as of necessity 2. insistence; importunity 3. something urgent …   English World dictionary

  • urgency — n. 1) urgency about, in (there is no urgency about this matter) 2) (misc.) a sense of urgency * * * [ ɜːdʒ(ə)nsɪ] in (there is no urgency about this matter) (misc.) a sense of urgency urgency about …   Combinatory dictionary

  • urgency — ur|gen|cy [ ɜrdʒənsi ] noun uncount 1. ) the need to deal with something quickly: Everyone agrees on the urgency of the situation. matter of urgency: Reducing damage to the area is a matter of great urgency. sense of urgency: The sign is intended …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • urgency — UK [ˈɜː(r)dʒ(ə)nsɪ] / US [ˈɜrdʒənsɪ] noun [uncountable] 1) the need to deal with something quickly Everyone agrees on the urgency of the situation. matter of urgency: Reducing damage to the area is a matter of great urgency. sense of urgency: The …   English dictionary

  • urgency — noun 1. the state of being urgent; an earnest and insistent necessity (Freq. 2) • Hypernyms: ↑necessity • Hyponyms: ↑hurry, ↑haste, ↑imperativeness, ↑insistence, ↑in …   Useful english dictionary

  • urgency — noun The quality or condition of being urgent; insistence; pressure; as, the urgency of a demand or an occasion …   Wiktionary


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