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Urgent vs. Crucial

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Urgentadjective

Requiring immediate attention.

‘An urgent appeal was sent out for assistance.’;

Crucialadjective

Essential or decisive for determining the outcome or future of something; extremely important.

‘The battle of Tali-Ihantala in 1944 is one of the crucial moments in the history of Finland.’; ‘A secure supply of crude oil is crucial for any modern nation, let alone a superpower.’;

Urgentadjective

Urging; pressing; besetting; plying, with importunity; calling for immediate attention; instantly important.

‘Some urgent cause to ordain the contrary.’; ‘The Egyptians were urgent upon the people that they might send them out of the land in haste.’;

Crucialadjective

(archaic) Cruciform or cruciate; cross-shaped.

Urgentadjective

compelling immediate action;

‘too pressing to permit of longer delay’; ‘the urgent words `Hurry! Hurry!'’; ‘bridges in urgent need of repair’;

Crucialadjective

Very good; excellent; particularly applied to reggae music.

‘Delbert Wilkins is the most crucial pirate radio DJ in Brixton.’;

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Crucialadjective

Having the form of a cross; appertaining to a cross; cruciform; intersecting; as, crucial ligaments; a crucial incision.

Crucialadjective

Severe; trying or searching, as if bringing to the cross; decisive; as, a crucial test.

Crucialadjective

of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis;

‘a crucial moment in his career’; ‘a crucial election’; ‘a crucial issue for women’;

Crucialadjective

having crucial relevance;

‘crucial to the case’; ‘relevant testimony’;

Crucialadjective

of the greatest importance;

‘the all-important subject of disarmament’; ‘crucial information’; ‘in chess cool nerves are of the essence’;

Crucialadjective

having the power or quality of deciding;

‘the crucial experiment’; ‘cast the deciding vote’; ‘the determinative (or determinant) battle’;

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