adjective \ˈek-sə-jənt\

: requiring immediate attention : needing to be dealt with immediately

: expecting much time, attention, effort, etc., from other people

Full Definition of EXIGENT

:  requiring immediate aid or action <exigent circumstances>
:  requiring or calling for much :  demanding <an exigent client>
ex·i·gent·ly adverb

Examples of EXIGENT

  1. <started his workday with a flood of exigent matters that required his quick decision>

Origin of EXIGENT

Latin exigent-, exigens, present participle of exigere to demand — more at exact
First Known Use: 1629


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