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Meaning of EXIGENT

Pronunciation:  'eksijunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  requiring precise accuracy; "an exacting job"; "became more exigent over his pronunciation"
  2. [adj]  demanding attention; "clamant needs"; "a crying need"; "regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous"- H.L.Mencken; "insistent hunger"; "an instant need"

EXIGENT is a 7 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: clamant, crying, demanding, exacting, imperative, insistent, instant



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ex`i*gent\, a. [L. exigens, -entis, p. pr. of exigere
    to drive out or forth, require, exact. See {Exact}.]
    Exacting or requiring immediate aid or action; pressing;
    critical. ``At this exigent moment.'' --Burke.
  2. \Ex"i*gent\, n.
    1. Exigency; pressing necessity; decisive moment. [Obs.]
             Why do you cross me in this exigent?  --Shak.
    2. (o. Eng. Law) The name of a writ in proceedings before
       outlawry. --Abbott.
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