Exigent



[ek-si-juh nt] /ˈɛk sɪ dʒənt/

adjective
1.
requiring immediate action or aid; urgent; pressing.
2.
requiring a great deal, or more than is reasonable.
/ˈɛksɪdʒənt/
adjective
1.
urgent; pressing
2.
exacting; demanding
adj.

1660s, “urgent,” a back-formation from exigency or else from Latin exigentem (nominative exigens), present participle of exigere “to demand” (see exact (v.)).

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