Urgency vs Pressingly - What's the difference?

urgency | pressingly |


As a noun urgency

is the quality or condition of being urgent; insistence; pressure; as, the urgency of a demand or an occasion.

As an adverb pressingly is

with a sense of urgency, because it is very important.

urgency

English

Noun

(urgencies)
  • The quality or condition of being urgent; insistence; pressure; as, the urgency of a demand or an occasion.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=September 24 , author=David Ornstein , title=Arsenal 3 - 0 Bolton , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Arsenal lacked urgency and inspiration until shortly before half-time, Wheater's block denying Van Persie from close range before Walcott drilled wide.}}

    pressingly

    English

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • With a sense of urgency, because it is very important.
  • * 1998 , Lyman Copeland Draper, The Life of Daniel Boone , p.310
  • I wrote pressingly to Mr. Boone to raise men with all expedition to join capt. Floyd.
  • Importantly. Often used with more in this sense.
  • Why would you do that on a date, and why, more pressingly , would you do that at the beginning of a date?
  • With enthusiasm. With friendly encouragement.
  • * 2001 , April 10, Gillian Healey in , Managing to cope
  • In early 1993, further education staff were pressingly invited to seminars, workshops and training days to prepare for liberation from the local education authorities.

    Synonyms

    (urgency) * urgently (important) * importantly (enthusiasm) * persistently * persuasively * enthusiastically

    Antonyms

    * apathetically * half-heartedly