urgent Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Definition of “urgent” - English Dictionary

"urgent" in American English

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 us   /ˈɜr·dʒənt/
needingimmediateattention: The ​plumbing in this ​building is in urgent need of ​repair.
noun [U]  us   /ˈɜr·dʒən·si/
There was a ​sense of urgency in her ​voice.
adverb  us   /ˈɜr·dʒənt·li/
Flood ​victims urgently need ​medicalcare.
(Definition of urgent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"urgent" in British English

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uk   /ˈɜː.dʒənt/  us   /ˈɝː-/

urgent adjective (IMPORTANT)

B1 needingattention very ​soon, ​especially before anything ​else, because ​important: He's got to ​sign that ​paper - will you ​tell him it's urgent? The most urgent thing in a ​fire is to make ​sure everyone is out of the ​building. Many ​people are in urgent need offood and ​water.
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urgent adjective (REPEATED)

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.
noun [U] uk   us   /-dʒən.si/
It now is a ​matter of urgency that ​aidreaches the ​faminearea.
adverb uk   us   /-li/
B1 Help is urgently ​needed.
(Definition of urgent from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “urgent”
in Korean 긴급한…
in Arabic مُلِحّ, عاجِل…
in Malaysian penting…
in French urgent…
in Russian срочный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 重要的, 緊急的,急迫的…
in Italian urgente…
in Turkish âcil, ivedi…
in Polish pilny…
in Spanish urgente…
in Vietnamese khẩn cấp, đòi hỏi sự chú ý…
in Portuguese urgente…
in Thai ที่จำเป็นเร่งด่วน…
in German dringend…
in Catalan urgent…
in Japanese 緊急の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 重要的, 紧急的,急迫的…
in Indonesian mendesak…
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