Synonyms for exigency

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ek-si-juhn-see, ig-zij-uhn-
Phonetic Transcription : ˈɛk sɪ dʒən si, ɪgˈzɪdʒ ən-

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Définition of exigency

Origin :
  • 1580s, from Middle French exigence, from Latin exigentia "urgency," from exigentem (nominative exigens), from exigere "to demand, require; drive out" (see exact (v.)). Related: Exigencies (1650s).
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Example sentences :
  • He could quiet the horses, but not a woman, in so vague an exigency.
  • Extract from : « Tiverton Tales » by Alice Brown
  • His speaking was unequal, and always rose with the subject and the exigency.
  • Extract from : « Patrick Henry » by Moses Coit Tyler
  • In this exigency the pirate desisted from his plan against the lady.
  • Extract from : « Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer » by Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • But this exigency might arise again; indeed, most frequently did arise.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Outlaw » by Emerson Hough
  • Riley obeyed the call of the exigency; but Forsythe resisted.
  • Extract from : « The Wreck of the Titan » by Morgan Robertson
  • Here was an exigency against which she had failed to provide.
  • Extract from : « Marjorie Dean High School Freshman » by Pauline Lester
  • The army was entirely unprovided with any means of meeting this exigency.
  • Extract from : « Woman's Work in the Civil War » by Linus Pierpont Brockett
  • Immediately after a battle, but too late for the exigency, there was an influx, then a lull.
  • Extract from : « Woman's Work in the Civil War » by Linus Pierpont Brockett
  • It was not a soldier that was then required for Philip's exigency, but a scribe.
  • Extract from : « The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume III.(of III) 1574-84 » by John Lothrop Motley
  • It grew out of no exigency caused by the relation of the sexes.
  • Extract from : « History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III) » by Various

Antonyms for exigency

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