urgent Definition

  • 1needing immediate attention or action
  • 2important and needing to be dealt with immediately

Using urgent: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "urgent" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    This is an urgent matter that requires your immediate attention.

  • Example

    We need to take urgent action to address this issue.

  • Example

    The patient was rushed to the hospital due to an urgent medical condition.

urgent Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using urgent

  • needing something very badly or urgently


    The refugees are in urgent need of food and shelter.

  • an important issue that requires immediate attention or action


    The budget deficit is an urgent matter that needs to be addressed.

  • a strong and emotional request for help or assistance


    The charity made an urgent plea for donations to help the victims of the disaster.

Phrases with urgent

  • medical care provided for illnesses or injuries that require prompt attention but are not life-threatening


    I went to urgent care for treatment of a minor injury.

  • a message that requires immediate attention or response


    He left an urgent message for me to call him back as soon as possible.

  • a delivery that needs to be made quickly or within a short period of time


    We paid extra for urgent delivery of the package.

Origins of urgent

from Latin 'urgens', present participle of 'urgere', meaning 'to press, urge'


Summary: urgent in Brief

The term 'urgent' [ˈɜːdʒənt] refers to situations that require immediate attention or action. It can describe anything from medical emergencies to important issues that need to be addressed promptly. Examples include 'This is an urgent matter that requires your immediate attention.' and 'We need to take urgent action to address this issue.' Idioms like 'in urgent need of something' and 'urgent plea' emphasize the pressing nature of the situation.

How do native speakers use this expression?