What does exigent mean?

Definitions for exigent
ˈɛk sɪ dʒəntex·i·gent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clamant, crying, exigent, insistent, instant(adj)

    demanding attention

    "clamant needs"; "a crying need"; "regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous"- H.L.Mencken; "insistent hunger"; "an instant need"

  2. exigent, exacting(adj)

    requiring precise accuracy

    "an exacting job"; "became more exigent over his pronunciation"

Wiktionary

  1. exigent(Adjective)

    Urgent; needing immediate action.

  2. exigent(Adjective)

    Demanding; needing great effort.

  3. Origin: From exigens, present active participle of exigo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exigent(adj)

    exacting or requiring immediate aid or action; pressing; critical

  2. Exigent(noun)

    exigency; pressing necessity; decisive moment

  3. Exigent(noun)

    the name of a writ in proceedings before outlawry

  4. Origin: [L. exigens, -entis, p. pr. of exigere to drive out or forth, require, exact. See Exact.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Exigent

    eks′i-jent, adj. pressing: demanding immediate attention or action.—n. end, extremity: (Browning) a needed amount.—adj. Exigeant′, exacting.—n.fem. Exigeante′.—ns. Ex′igence, Ex′igency, pressing necessity: emergency: distress.—adj. Ex′igible, capable of being exacted.—ns. Exigū′ity, Exig′uousness.—adj. Exig′uous, small: slender. [L. exigens, -entisexigĕreex, out, agĕre, to drive.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exigent in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exigent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of exigent in a Sentence

  1. Cheryl Dorsey:

    Why didn't they deploy a Taser? If they didn't have one on scene, they should have had one with an officer who was responding as backup. What was the urgency? There was no exigent circumstance that the officers could not have waited until a Taser arrived on scene.

  2. Cheryl Dorsey:

    Where was the Taser? why didn't they deploy a Taser? If they didn't have one on scene, they should have had one with an officer who was responding as backup. What was the urgency? There was no exigent circumstance that the officers could not have waited until a Taser arrived on scene.

  3. David Mamet:

    The pursuit of Fashion is the attempt of the middle class to co-opt tragedy. In adopting the clothing, speech, and personal habits of those in straitened, dangerous, or pitiful circumstances, the middle class seeks to have what it feels to be the exigent and nonequivocal experiences had by those it emulates.

  4. Ted Cruz:

    I voted with the administration on the substance because of the threat of Iran but I'll tell you from my end, if the administration does it again and there is not a live and exigent emergency, you will not have my vote and I predict you will not have the vote of a number of other Republicans as well. The simpler process is follow the damn law and respect it.

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