1. the state of being urgent; an earnest and insistent necessity

Definition categories: state, necessity

2. pressing importance requiring speedy action

- the urgency of his need

Definition categories: attribute, importance

3. 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

Definition categories: state, situation

4. insistent solicitation and entreaty

Similar word(s): importunity, urging

Definition categories: communication, solicitation