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Synonyms for urgency
ˈɜr dʒən si

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. urgency(noun)

    the state of being urgent; an earnest and insistent necessity

    Synonyms:
    importunity, urging

  2. urgency(noun)

    pressing importance requiring speedy action

    "the urgency of his need"

    Synonyms:
    importunity, urging

  3. urgency(noun)

    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, urging(noun)

    insistent solicitation and entreaty

    "his importunity left me no alternative but to agree"

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

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.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. urgency(n.)

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

  2. urgency(n.)

    Synonyms:
    importunity, entreaty, insistence, solicitation

  3. urgency(n.)

    Synonyms:
    incitement, stimulus, spur, goad

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. urgency(n)

    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

How to pronounce urgency?

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How to use urgency in a sentence?

  1. Ted Hampton:

    I expect they will not cover all of the GO payment. That would be their first GO default in all of this, which is one reason why many people involved at the U.S. Treasury, in Congress, in the government of Puerto Rico saw a lot of urgency in enacting PROMESA before July 1.

  2. New Jersey:

    I hear gunshots in my neighborhood, i hope I'm the only one on this panel here that had several people shot in their neighborhood just last week... For millions of Americans this is not a policy issue. This is urgency.... I'm tired of hearing people( say) all they have to offer is thoughts and prayers.... It is time we have bold actions and a bold agenda. I will get that done as President of the United States because this is not about policy. This is personal.

  3. Rashida Tlaib:

    Her death should be a wake-up call that we must act in urgency, ...It is immoral for us to walk away and take a month off when ...our neighbors are dying and losing loved ones.

  4. Mark Vitner:

    The pandemic has undoubtedly made it more difficult for many workers to rejoin the workforce, while the expansion of unemployment benefits has likely also reduced the urgency to return to work.

  5. Hillary Clinton:

    Even many Republicans on Capitol Hill are starting to recognize the urgency of moving forward. It's time for their leaders to either get on board or get out of the way.

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