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NOUN (2)

1. a pressing or urgent situation;
- Example: "the health-care exigency"

2. a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action;
- Example: "he never knew what to do in an emergency"
[syn: emergency, exigency, pinch]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Exigency \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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

exigency n 1: a pressing or urgent situation; "the health-care exigency" 2: a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action; "he never knew what to do in an emergency" [syn: emergency, exigency, pinch]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

52 Moby Thesaurus words for "exigency": case of need, climacteric, clutch, compulsion, constraint, contingency, convergence of events, crisis, critical juncture, critical point, crossroads, crucial period, crunch, demandingness, dire necessity, drive, emergency, exigence, extremity, high pressure, hinge, immediacy, imperative, imperativeness, importunacy, importunateness, importunity, impulse, impulsion, insistence, matter of necessity, pass, persistence, pertinaciousness, pertinacity, pinch, predicament, press, pressingness, pressure, push, rash impulse, rub, strait, stress, tension, turn, turning, turning point, urge, urgency, urgent need