|Origin:||Latin, present participle of urgere; URGE1|
very important and needing to be dealt with immediately:
He was in urgent need of medical attention.
The report called for urgent action to reduce lead in petrol.
an urgent message
done or said in a way that shows that you want something to be dealt with immediately:
an urgent whisper
—urgency noun [uncountable]
a matter of great urgency