Exigent \Ex`i*gent\, a. [L. exigens, -entis, p. pr. of exigere to drive out or forth, require, exact. See {Exact}.] Exacting or requiring immediate aid or action; pressing; critical. ``At this exigent moment.'' --Burke. web1913
exigent adj 1: demanding attention; "clamant needs"; "a crying need"; "regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous"- H.L.Mencken; "insistent hunger"; "an instant need" [syn: {clamant}, {crying}, {insistent}, {instant}] 2: requiring precise accuracy; "an exacting job"; "became more exigent over his pronunciation" [syn: {exacting}] wn