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urgent

adjective (REPEATED)    /ˈɜː.dʒənt/ US  /ˈɝː-/ formal
( especially of a person's actions ) repeated and determined in trying to get or do something: His urgent pleas of innocence made no difference to the judge's decision .Strong-willed urgency     /-dʒən.si/ noun [U] It now is a matter of urgency that aid reaches the famine area .ImportanceUseful or advantageous urgently     /-li/ adverb B1 Help is urgently needed .Very important or urgent
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