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ADJECTIVE (2)

1. demanding attention;
- Example: "clamant needs"
- Example: "a crying need"
- Example: "regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous"- H.L.Mencken
- Example: "insistent hunger"
- Example: "an instant need"
[syn: clamant, crying, exigent, insistent, instant]

2. requiring precise accuracy;
- Example: "an exacting job"
- Example: "became more exigent over his pronunciation"
[syn: exigent, exacting]

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5 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Exigent \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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Exigent \Ex"i*gent\, n. 1. Exigency; pressing necessity; decisive moment. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Why do you cross me in this exigent? --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. (o. Eng. Law) The name of a writ in proceedings before outlawry. --Abbott. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

exigent adj 1: demanding attention; "clamant needs"; "a crying need"; "regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous"- H.L.Mencken; "insistent hunger"; "an instant need" [syn: clamant, crying, exigent, insistent, instant] 2: requiring precise accuracy; "an exacting job"; "became more exigent over his pronunciation" [syn: exigent, exacting]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

95 Moby Thesaurus words for "exigent": Spartan, Spartanic, accurate, acute, astringent, attentive, austere, authoritarian, burdensome, burning, charged, choiceless, clamant, clamorous, climacteric, close, compelling, compulsory, conscientious, correct, critical, crucial, crying, decisive, delicate, demanding, detailed, dour, draining, emergent, exact, exacting, exorbitant, exquisite, extortionate, fine, finical, finicking, finicky, fussy, grasping, grievous, grim, harsh, high-pressure, high-priority, imperative, imperious, importunate, insistent, instant, kairotic, loaded, loud, mandatory, menacing, meticulous, minute, narrow, necessary, necessitous, nice, obligatory, oppressive, particular, persistent, pertinacious, pivotal, precise, precisianistic, precisionistic, pregnant, pressing, punctilious, punctual, refined, religious, rigid, rigorous, rugged, scrupulous, scrutinizing, severe, stern, strict, stringent, subtle, superincumbent, taxing, threatening, tough, unsparing, urgent, weighty, without choice
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

EXIGENT, or EXIGI FACIAS, practice. A writ issued in the course of proceedings to outlawry, deriving its name and application from the mandatory words found therein, signifying, "that you cause to be exacted or required; and it is that proceeding in an outlawry which, with the writ of proclamation, issued at the same time, immediately precedes the writ of capias utlagatum. 2 Virg. Cas. 244.