exigency

[ ek-si-juhn-see, ig-zij-uhn- ]
/ ˈɛk sɪ dʒən si, ɪgˈzɪdʒ ən- /

noun, plural ex·i·gen·cies.

exigent state or character; urgency.
Usually exigencies. the need, demand, or requirement intrinsic to a circumstance, condition, etc.: the exigencies of city life.
a case or situation that demands prompt action or remedy; emergency: He promised help in any exigency.

QUIZZES

How Hip Is Your Lingo? Take Our Slang Quiz!
If you aren’t already skilled in slang, then this quiz can get you up to speed in no time!
Question 1 of 11
OK Boomer can be perceived as pejorative, but it is mostly considered to be _____
Also ex·i·gence.

Origin of exigency

From the Medieval Latin word exigentia, dating back to 1575–85. See exigent, -ency
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for exigencies

British Dictionary definitions for exigencies

exigency

exigence (ˈɛksɪdʒəns)

/ (ˈɛksɪdʒənsɪ, ɪɡˈzɪdʒənsɪ) /

noun plural -gencies or -gences

the state of being exigent; urgency
(often plural) an urgent demand; pressing requirement
an emergency
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012