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noun as in imperativeness

noun as in importance


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Example Sentences

That’s an advantage for categories like clothing, where in-and-out trends mean there is some urgency to buy.

From Fortune

The urgency to reach the owl before it freed itself was palpable.

Adding urgency to the issue, non-union crew members were left out in the cold when production shut down in March and face lower pay and less protection when returning to work.

From Digiday

Scientists are still analyzing the data that came from that mission, so there’s not really much urgency yet to follow up with a new visit.

The H1N1 vaccine was deployed ideally—with urgency, but not necessity.

From Quartz

They had also come “to remind America of the fierce urgency of now.”

She has now been on the “urgency” waiting list in Virginia for 3½ years.

The intensity of the airstrikes needs to reflect that urgency.

According to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released Tuesday, so does the urgency.

Obama appeared acutely aware of the magnitude of the situation, and the urgency with which immediate action is needed.

The moral effect of the charity was most injurious to the country, whatever its material advantage in the urgency of the occasion.

For the merman turned and caught at Dalgard, pulling the larger colonist along a step or two with the urgency of his grip.

Matters of grave urgency make it advisable that discussion be opened between a representative of the UN forces and themselves.

Wieland disclaimed merit for any, but, under urgency, confessed that he liked best his "Agathon" and "Oberon."

The dreams began bothering him again, now that the urgency of getting Evri-Flave, Inc., started had eased.

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On this page you'll find 62 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to urgency, such as: importance, seriousness, exigency, insistence, need, and pressing.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.