V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. requiring urgent action because of a situation's difficulty; 2. requiring unreasonable demands and extraordinary effort

Synonyms: urgent, critical, crucial, serious, pressing, difficult, arduous, burdensome, exacting, stringent

Antonyms: unnecessary, un-pressured, easy, effortless, simple

Tips: An exigent moment is one requiring immediate attention and decisive action. An exigent task would be exhaustive and require an extreme amount of effort. The related word exigency is the noun, which denotes an exigent (urgent, serious) situation.

Usage Examples:

Most traditional action-based movies have exigent dilemmas, which the protagonist is forced to solve. (arduous, critical)

I had an exigent need to go to the toilet, so I ran out of the classroom without asking my professor for permission. (urgent, demanding)

This is an exigent situation, which if not addressed will only escalate. (serious, urgent)

I'm afraid this is an exigent project destined for failure. (arduous, burdensome)

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