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Synonyms for urgency
ˈɜr dʒən siur·gen·cy

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. urgency

    Necessity is the quality of being necessary, or the quality of that which can not but be, become, or be true, or be accepted as true. Need and want always imply a lack; necessity may be used in this sense, but in the higher philosophical sense necessity simply denotes the exclusion of any alternative either in thought or fact; righteousness is a necessity (not a need) of the divine nature. Need suggests the possibility of supplying the deficiency which want expresses; to speak of a person's want of decision merely points out a weakness in his character; to say that he has need of decision implies that he can exercise or attain it. As applied to a deficiency, necessity is more imperative than need; a weary person is in need of rest; when rest becomes a necessity he has no choice but to stop work. An essential is something, as a quality, or element, that belongs to the essence of something else so as to be inseparable from it in its normal condition, or in any complete idea or statement of it. Compare NECESSARY; PREDESTINATION.

    Synonyms:
    compulsion, destiny, emergency, essential, exigency, extremity, fatality, fate, indispensability, indispensableness, necessity, need, requirement, requisite, sine qua non, unavoidableness, want

    Antonyms:
    choice, contingency, doubt, doubt, doubtfulness, dubiousness, fortuity, freedom, option, possibility, uncertainty

    Preposition:
    The necessity of surrender; a necessity for action; this is a necessity to me.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. urgencynoun

    the state of being urgent; an earnest and insistent necessity

    Synonyms:
    importunity, urging

  2. urgencynoun

    pressing importance requiring speedy action

    "the urgency of his need"

    Synonyms:
    importunity, urging

  3. urgencynoun

    an urgent situation calling for prompt action

    "I'll be there, barring any urgencies"; "they departed hurriedly because of some great urgency in their affairs"

    Synonyms:
    importunity, urging

  4. importunity, urgency, urgingnoun

    insistent solicitation and entreaty

    "his importunity left me no alternative but to agree"

    Synonyms:
    goading, spurring, prod, goad, importunity, urging, prodding, spur

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. urgencynoun

    Synonyms:
    pressure, press, exigency, emergency, stress, necessity, pressing want

  2. urgencynoun

    Synonyms:
    importunity, entreaty, insistence, solicitation

  3. urgencynoun

    Synonyms:
    incitement, stimulus, spur, goad

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. urgencynoun

    Synonyms:
    insistence, pressure, importunity, exigency, stress, necessity, incitement

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "urgency":

    urgent, emergency, urgence, exigency, haste, emergencies, urgently

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#239372importunity
#265185indispensability

How to use urgency in a sentence?

  1. Sam Rohrer:

    We have now reached that point of critical mass where the urgency of the matter can no longer be denied.

  2. Joe Biden:

    I see you, I hear you, and I understand the urgency of what it is we have to get done in this country, i hope you will join us. You are more than welcome. You're needed.

  3. Jeroen Dijsselbloem:

    There is a great sense of urgency for all of us. I have spoken to my colleagues in Athens and they're very determined to get the deal. They know that the time is running out.

  4. Alejandro Mayorkas:

    It is a stressful challenge. That's why, quite frankly, we're working as hard as we are, not only in addressing the urgency of the challenge but also in building the capacity to manage it.

  5. Deanna Shepherd:

    We quickly saw the urgency for this when a lot of our staff were visiting these other shelters and saw how inundated they were with cats, we knew it was a crisis and we needed to help.


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