Etymology
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exigent (adj.)

1660s, "urgent," a back-formation from exigency or else from Latin exigentem (nominative exigens), present participle of exigere "to demand; drive out, drive forth."

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Definitions of exigent

exigent (adj.)
demanding attention; "regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous"- H.L.Mencken;
Synonyms: clamant / crying / insistent / instant
exigent (adj.)
requiring precise accuracy;
became more exigent over his pronunciation
Synonyms: exacting
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