- urgent; pressing
- exacting; demanding
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ex•i•gent (ek′si jənt),USA pronunciation adj.
- requiring immediate action or aid;
- requiring a great deal, or more than is reasonable.
- Latin exigent- (stem of exigēns) (present participle of exigere to drive out, demand), equivalent. to ex- ex-1 + -ig- (combining form of agere to drive) + -ent- -ent
- late Middle English 1400–50
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exigent /ˈɛksɪdʒənt/ adj
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