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Bức xúc is a word that is widely used in books, newspapers and Vietnamese daily life conversation. However, Bức xúc was actually seldom used before that it didn’t appear in Vietnamese dictionary. In the first place, bức xúc (adj) has the meaning of “urgent, pressing” as being defined in Hoàng Phê’s Vietnamese dictionary.
For example: Một nhiệm vụ bức xúc/ Một vấn để bức xúc (A urgent mission/ A pressing problem)
Now, bức xúc has a derivative in the verb form, meaning “feel urgent and need to be solved immediately”.
For example: Người dân rất bức xúc trước tình trạng kẹt xe ở Sài Gòn. (The citizen is extremely frustrated because of the traffic jam in Saigon)
Source: Ngôn ngữ magazine