Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun exigency

2 senses of exigency

Sense 1
exigency -- (a pressing or urgent situation; "the health-care exigency")
       => crisis -- (an unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty; "they went bankrupt during the economic crisis")

Sense 2
emergency, exigency, pinch -- (a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action; "he never knew what to do in an emergency")
       => crisis -- (a crucial stage or turning point in the course of something; "after the crisis the patient either dies or gets better")

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