Etymology
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urgent (adj.)

mid-15c., from Old French urgent "pressing, impelling" (14c.), from Latin urgentem (nominative urgens), present participle of urgere "to press hard, urge" (see urge (v.)). Related: Urgently.

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Definitions of urgent

urgent (adj.)
compelling immediate action;
the urgent words `Hurry! Hurry!'
bridges in urgent need of repair
Synonyms: pressing
From wordnet.princeton.edu