- requiring immediate action or aid; urgent; pressing.
- requiring a great deal, or more than is reasonable.
Origin of exigent
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Examples from the Web for exigent
Charles immediately revealed the full and exigent nature of his demands.The Life of Cesare Borgia
In that case perhaps M. Bertrand des Amis would not be too exigent.Scaramouche
But you are too exigent, monsieur; you assume the husband, and you tease me.White Lies
Are we too exigent when we implore the whites to preach by example?South America To-day
So exigent were the needs of the service, he could "run" with impunity.The Press-Gang Afloat and Ashore
John R. Hutchinson
- urgent; pressing
- exacting; demanding
C15: from Latin exigere to drive out, weigh out, from agere to drive, compel
Word Origin and History for exigent
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