urgency

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Etymology[edit]

probably from urgent +‎ -cy [1]

Noun[edit]

urgency (countable and uncountable, plural urgencies)

  1. The quality or condition of being urgent
    the urgency of a demand
    • 2011 September 24, David Ornstein, “Arsenal 3 - 0 Bolton”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Arsenal lacked urgency and inspiration until shortly before half-time, Wheater's block denying Van Persie from close range before Walcott drilled wide.
  2. insistence, pressure
    I have this sudden urgency to use the toilet.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ urgency” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.