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See definition of exigent on Dictionary.com
  • adj.urgent, pressing
  • adj.difficult, taxing

synonyms for exigent

  • acute
  • burning
  • clamant
  • clamorous
  • constraining
  • critical
  • crucial
  • crying
  • imperative
  • importunate
  • insistent
  • instant
  • menacing
  • necessary
  • needful
  • threatening
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antonyms for exigent

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  • easy
  • facile
  • ordinary
  • usual
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How to use exigent in a sentence

The researchers expected single people to lower their standards given the exigent circumstances.
WHAT WE LEARNED ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS DURING THE PANDEMICBELINDA LUSCOMBEJULY 6, 2021TIME
That is because cases of fleeing misdemeanants will almost always also involve a recognized exigent circumstance — such as a risk of escape, destruction of evidence, or harm to others — that will still justify warrantless entry into a home.
SUPREME COURT TIGHTENS, SLIGHTLY, RULES FOR POLICE ENTERING A HOME WITHOUT A WARRANTROBERT BARNESJUNE 23, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The need to accelerate the vaccination program before the lure of summer intercedes has never been more exigent—nor has the imperative to remain cautious and patient, even when the end appears to be in sight.
IS THE U.S. COVID-19 VACCINE ROLLOUT WORKING? WE'RE NOT SURE YETCHRIS WILSONAPRIL 8, 2021TIME
Jones’s omnibus bill includes the repeal of the bill of rights but also a body camera requirement, a use-of-force policy that bans no-knock warrants except under “exigent circumstances” and bans chokeholds, and other changes.
PUSH FOR POLICE REFORM CREATES RIFT IN MARYLAND’S DEMOCRATIC CAUCUSOVETTA WIGGINSFEBRUARY 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Officers deserve “substantial discretion to analyze the situation, as the court has always said, but do require a showing of actual exigent circumstances,” Fisher said.
SUPREME COURT CONSIDERS GIVING POLICE GREATER POWERS WHEN PURSUING SUSPECTSROBERT BARNESFEBRUARY 24, 2021WASHINGTON POST
He counsels me not to be exigent in my terms; if he knew me better, perhaps, he would not have deemed the advice so necessary.
BARRINGTONCHARLES JAMES LEVER
Are we too exigent when we implore the whites to preach by example?
SOUTH AMERICA TO-DAYGEORGES CLEMENCEAU
The more modest and simple the Rav, the haughtier and more exigent the Rebbetzin.
SIMON EICHELKATZ; THE PATRIARCHULRICH FRANK
Nay, because Slavery is powerful, because the Enterprise is difficult, therefore is the duty of all more exigent.
CHARLES SUMNER; HIS COMPLETE WORKS, VOLUME 5 (OF 20)CHARLES SUMNER
But it is a long and exigent part, and there were times in the play when her physical strength was overtaxed.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 156, JUNE 18, 1919VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO EXIGENT

  • carking
  • crushing
  • demanding
  • difficult
  • disturbing
  • exacting
  • exigent
  • heavy
  • irksome
  • onerous
  • oppressive
  • superincumbent
  • taxing
  • tough
  • trying
  • wearing
  • wearying
  • weighty
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