Definition of 'urgency'
Example sentences containing 'urgency'
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I took the front steps two at a time, recalling the urgency in Albert Dopplinger's voice. THE DUTCH BLUE ERROR (1993)The recovery of his gold pen could only have seemed that urgent in the light of a greater urgency. THE SOUND OF MURDER (1993)Their urgency was infectious, his puzzlement prompted like the sting of memory. THE LAST RAVEN (1993)
Synonyms of 'urgency'
importance, need, necessity, gravity
Trends of 'urgency'
In Common Usage. urgency is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'urgency'
British English: urgency /ˈɜːdʒənsɪ/ NOUN
Urgency is the quality of being urgent or pressing.
It is a matter of utmost urgency.
- American English: urgency
- Arabic: أَمْرٌ عَاجِل
- Brazilian Portuguese: urgência
- Chinese: 紧急情况
- Croatian: hitnost
- Czech: naléhavost
- Danish: uopsættelighed
- Dutch: spoed
- European Spanish: urgencia
- Finnish: kiireellisyys
- French: urgence
- German: Dringlichkeit
- Greek: επιτακτικότητα
- Italian: urgenza
- Japanese: 緊急
- Korean: 긴급
- Norwegian: hastverk
- Polish: pilna potrzeba
- European Portuguese: urgência
- Romanian: urgență
- Russian: срочность
- Spanish: urgencia
- Swedish: brådska
- Thai: การเร่งรีบ
- Turkish: ivedilik
- Ukrainian: невідкладна справа
- Vietnamese: sự khẩn cấp
Definition of urgency from the Collins English Dictionary
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