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ex·i·gent

 (ĕk′sə-jənt)
adj.
1. Requiring immediate action; pressing: an exigent need. See Synonyms at urgent.
2. Having or making urgent demands; demanding: "Some citizens ... seized the offending material and made a bonfire of it ... to the gratification of an exigent crowd" (Garry Wills).

[Latin exigēns, exigent-, present participle of exigere, to demand; see exact.]

ex′i·gent·ly adv.

exigent

(ˈɛksɪdʒənt)
adj
1. urgent; pressing
2. exacting; demanding
[C15: from Latin exigere to drive out, weigh out, from agere to drive, compel]
ˈexigently adv

ex•i•gent

(ˈɛk sɪ dʒənt)

adj.
1. requiring immediate action or aid; urgent; pressing.
2. requiring a great deal, or more than is reasonable.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin exigent-, s. of exigēns, present participle of exigere to drive out, demand; see exact]
ex′i•gent•ly, adv.

exigent

- A good word to write on letters or packages, since everyone else writes "urgent" or "rush."
See also related terms for rush.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.exigent - demanding attention; "clamant needs"; "a crying need"; "regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous"- H.L.Mencken; "insistent hunger"; "an instant need"
imperative - requiring attention or action; "as nuclear weapons proliferate, preventing war becomes imperative"; "requests that grew more and more imperative"
2.exigent - requiring precise accuracy; "an exacting job"; "became more exigent over his pronunciation"
demanding - requiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill; "found the job very demanding"; "a baby can be so demanding"

exigent

adjective
1. Compelling immediate attention:
2. Requiring great or extreme bodily, mental, or spiritual strength:
Translations
égetőigényeskövetelőkövetelődzősürgős

exigent

[ˈeksɪdʒənt] ADJexigente; (= urgent) → urgente

exigent

adj (= urgent)zwingend, dringend; (= exacting) masterstreng, gestreng (old)
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It is such violence that eminently defines the Kashmir quagmire where the Kashmiri populace since the past seventy years continues to bear the brunt of Indian brutality for the expression of their basic right to self-determination, a right exigently accorded to every state but conveniently filched from the Kashmiris.
Pope Francis called upon Catholic parishes and religious communities to see the refugee crisis as a matter of necessity and exigently should be addressed.
Thus the empirical death of the author may converge with Blanchot's sense of authorial effacement to render yet a fourth sense: the writing of disaster as the poet's relation to his own death that impends exigently upon the "now" (Michael Holland argues that death in Blanchot's notion of writing concerns a unique presence or timelessness "haunted by a surplus of life" [50]).