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1. exigent

adjective. ['ˈɛksɪdʒənt'] demanding attention.

Synonyms

  • insistent
  • instant
  • crying
  • imperative

Antonyms

  • slow
  • future
  • past
  • inconspicuous

Etymology

  • exigens (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Exigent

  • abandonment
  • abatement
  • aberrant
  • abhorrent
  • abortifacient
  • abridgement
  • absent
  • absorbent
  • abstinent
  • abundant
  • accelerant
  • accident
  • accompaniment
  • accompaniment
  • accomplishment
  • accountant
  • accouterment
  • accoutrement
  • achievement
  • acknowledgement

2. exigent

adjective. ['ˈɛksɪdʒənt'] requiring precise accuracy.

Synonyms

  • demanding

Antonyms

  • quiet
  • sporadic

Etymology

  • exigens (Latin)

Example sentences of the word exigent


1. Adjective
A police officer may arrest someone without a warrant if she has probable cause along with exigent circumstances, such as she saw someone commit a crime or has a reasonable suspicion that someone committed a crime.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Also, an officer may enter private property to make an arrest, but only if "exigent" or emergency circumstances exist, such as the safety of others or even the suspect himself.

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