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Meaning of EXIGENCY

Pronunciation:  'eksijunsee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action; "he never knew what to do in an emergency"
  2. [n]  a pressing or urgent situation; "the health-care exigency"

EXIGENCY is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: emergency, pinch
 See Also: crisis, crisis



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ex"i*gen*cy\, n.; pl. {Exigencies}. [LL. exigentia:
cf. F. exigence.]
The state of being exigent; urgent or exacting want; pressing
necessity or distress; need; a case demanding immediate
action, supply, or remedy; as, an unforeseen exigency. ``The
present exigency of his affairs.'' --Ludlow.

Syn: Demand; urgency; distress; pressure; emergency;
     necessity; crisis.

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