Urge vs Tendency - What's the difference?

urge | tendency |


As nouns the difference between urge and tendency

is that urge is gopher (a small burrowing furry rodent) while tendency is a likelihood of behaving in a particular way or going in a particular direction; a tending toward.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

urge

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A strong desire; an itch to do something.
  • Verb

    (urg)
  • To press; to push; to drive; to impel; to force onward.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • through the thick deserts headlong urged his flight
  • To press the mind or will of; to ply with motives, arguments, persuasion, or importunity.
  • * Shakespeare
  • My brother never / Did urge me in his act; I did inquire it.
  • To provoke; to exasperate.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Urge not my father's anger.
  • To press hard upon; to follow closely.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Heir urges heir, like wave impelling wave.
  • To present in an urgent manner; to insist upon.
  • to urge''' an argument; to '''urge the necessity of a case
  • (obsolete) To treat with forcible means; to take severe or violent measures with.
  • to urge an ore with intense heat
  • To press onward or forward.
  • To be pressing in argument; to insist; to persist.
  • Synonyms

    * animate * incite * impel * instigate * stimulate * encourage

    See also

    * surge

    Anagrams

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    tendency

    English

    Noun

    (tendencies)
  • A likelihood of behaving in a particular way or going in a particular direction; a tending toward.
  • Denim has a tendency to fade.
  • An organised unit or faction within a larger political organisation.
  • a militant tendency

    Derived terms

    * multitendency

    Synonyms

    * inclination * disposition * propensity * penchant * trend