exigency


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ex·i·gen·cy

 (ĕk′sə-jən-sē, ĭg-zĭj′ən-)
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

exigence

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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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 actionexigency - 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"

exigency

exigence
noun
1. need, demand, requirement, necessity, constraint, wont The reduction was caused by the exigencies of a wartime economy.

exigency

noun
1. The condition of being in need of immediate assistance:
2. A condition in which something necessary or desirable is required or wanted:
3. A decisive point:
4. Something asked for or needed.Often used in plural:
Translations

exigency

[ɪgˈzɪdʒənsɪ] N (= need) → exigencia f; (= emergency) → caso m de urgencia

exigency

[ˈɛksɪdʒənsi] nexigence f
the exigencies of sth → les exigences de qch

exigency

[ˈɛksɪdʒənsɪ] n (frm) → esigenza
References in classic literature ?
Many a time I have shared between two claimants the precious morsel of brown bread distributed at tea-time; and after relinquishing to a third half the contents of my mug of coffee, I have swallowed the remainder with an accompaniment of secret tears, forced from me by the exigency of hunger.
I learned, there, that he had gone to Lowestoft, to meet some sudden exigency of ship-repairing in which his skill was required; but that he would be back tomorrow morning, in good time.
The course here indicated will be followed unless current events and experience shall show a modification or change to be proper, and in every case and exigency my best discretion will be exercised according to circumstances actually existing, and with a view and a hope of a peaceful solution of the national troubles and the restoration of fraternal sympathies and affections.
Mina took a growing interest in everything and I was rejoiced to see that the exigency of affairs was helping her to forget for a time the terrible experience of the night.
On this fearful exigency, Adrienne had aroused all her energies, and gone deliberately into the consideration of her circumstances.
I had hired small lodgings, which I contrived to pay for out of a slender fund--the accumulated savings of my Eton pocket-money; for as it had ever been abhorrent to my nature to ask pecuniary assistance, I had early acquired habits of self-denying economy; husbanding my monthly allowance with anxious care, in order to obviate the danger of being forced, in some moment of future exigency, to beg additional aid.
At last, in the exigency to which I was reduced, I proposed to Toby that he should endeavour to go round to Nukuheva, and if he could not succeed in returning to the valley by water, in one of the boats of the squadron, and taking me off, he might at least procure me some proper medicines, and effect his return overland.
at least visibly) interfere with the plans of their married children; and the difficulty of adjusting this respect for May's independence with the exigency of Mr.
I consulted my partner again in this exigency, and he was as much at a loss as I was.
Exigency is a new app that solves this problem, putting all the important information about local hospitals, pharmacies, and other medical services in one place, including hours and other important details.
The King called for exigency to exert internationally concerted, serious and expedite efforts and offices to stop it, exigency of the UN Security Council intervention to take all prompt measurements to stop violating the sacredness of Al-Aqsa Mosque, protect the Palestinian people and religious sanctuaries, awarding the Palestinian people its legitimate rights, asserting that such aggression, flagrantly, violates the holiness of religions and gives a hand to fan extremism and violence, in the entire world.
415v) o/h line on as and when required basis and re-storing of power supply in the colony in exigency conditions such as storm , theft etc.