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n. pl. ex·i·gen·cies
1. A pressing or urgent situation: "We were caught in a wartime exigency that was beyond any humane, any rational, resistance" (John Kenneth Galbraith).
2. An urgent requirement; a pressing need: "distracted by the exigencies of running a business" (Richard Curtis).
exigency(ˈɛksɪdʒənsɪ; ɪɡˈzɪdʒənsɪ) or
n, pl -gencies or -gences
1. the state of being exigent; urgency
2. (often plural) an urgent demand; pressing requirement
3. an emergency
ex•i•gen•cy(ˈɛk sɪ dʒən si, ɪgˈzɪdʒ ən-)
n., pl. -cies.
1. exigent state or character; urgency.
2. Usu., exigencies. the need, demand, or requirement intrinsic to a circumstance, condition, etc: the exigencies of city life.
3. a case or situation which demands prompt action or remedy; emergency or plight.Often, ex′i•gence.
[1575–85; < Medieval Latin]
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|Noun||1.||exigency - a pressing or urgent situation; "the health-care exigency"|
crisis - an unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty; "they went bankrupt during the economic crisis"
|2.||exigency - a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action; "he never knew what to do in an emergency"|
crisis - a crucial stage or turning point in the course of something; "after the crisis the patient either dies or gets better"
1. need, demand, requirement, necessity, constraint, wont The reduction was caused by the exigencies of a wartime economy.
2. A condition in which something necessary or desirable is required or wanted:
3. A decisive point: