Simple Definition of exigent
: requiring immediate attention : needing to be dealt with immediately
: expecting much time, attention, effort, etc., from other people
Full Definition of exigent
1 : requiring immediate aid or action <exigent circumstances>
2 : requiring or calling for much : demanding <an exigent client>
Examples of exigent
<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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