exiguous vs exigent

exiguous exigent


  • 1) scanty; meager
  • 2) Extremely scanty; meager.
  • 3) rare Scanty; small; slender; diminutive.
  • 4) extremely scanty
  • 5) Small; slender; diminutive.


  • 1) archaic Extremity; end; limit; pressing urgency
  • 2) obsolete, UK, law The name of a writ in proceedings before outlawry.
  • 3) (o. Eng. Law) The name of a writ in proceedings before outlawry.
  • 4) obsolete Exigency; pressing necessity; decisive moment.
  • 5) An urgent occasion; an occasion that calls for immediate aid or action; an exigency.
  • 6) End; extremity.
  • 7) In English law, formerly, a writ preliminary to outlawry, which lay where the defendant could not be found, or after a return of non est inventus on former writs.
  • 8) Demanding; needing great effort.
  • 9) Urgent; needing immediate action.
  • 10) Having or making urgent demands; demanding.
  • 11) Requiring immediate action; pressing: synonym: urgent.
  • 12) Exacting or requiring immediate aid or action; pressing; critical.
  • 13) requiring precise accuracy
  • 14) Urgently requiring: exacting.


  • 1) If Lillian's dessert plate was festooned with candied violets, mine would have an exiguous broken petal or two.
  • 2) He felt insecure because his Catholic education was so exiguous — it amounted to one year at a Jesuit prep school in England.
  • 3) His exiguous chapter on slavery in American Notes was lazily annexed word-for-word from a famous abolitionist pamphlet of the day, and employed chiefly to discredit the whole American idea.
  • 4) So, I went to China with an exiguous expense account, a list of places to be visited and described and a very rudimentary command of Mandarin.
  • 5) Of course I have other reasons for thinking so -- dozens of exiguous threads which lead vaguely up towards the centre of the web where the poisonous, motionless creature is lurking.
  • 6) This process is invoked to explain not only dream images, but any kind of mental impression, including impressions constituting voluntary thought: the latter occurs when we attend to one or another of the exiguous physical films that are continuously floating through the air.
  • 7) The same Sunday Times which, in among exposés of torrid love affairs between teachers and schoolgirls in country towns, in among pictures of pouting starlets in exiguous bikinis, comes out with revelations of atrocities committed by the security forces, reports that the minister of the interior has granted a visa allowing Breyten Breytenbach to come back to the land of his birth to visit his ailing parents.
  • 8) It has a downtown so exiguous that a pedestrian outside its biggest office building at 9 on a weekday morning is a phenomenon as singular as a cow in Times Square.
  • 9) I could with but slight difficulty find my way back to Jon IV, or Jon X, or Jon CLXXVI, Dei gratia capitulum, but Messrs. D & M do not even accord me that exiguous courtesy.
  • 10) ‘My, you gave me an exiguous amount of time to answer that!’
  • 11) ‘Given these exiguous resources, Faulkner's political achievements down to the end of 1973 were not inconsiderable.’
  • 12) ‘The second one is that the relatively exiguous constraints on some obnoxious weapons are useless when an occupying power decides that it is at war with a population.’
  • 13) ‘Even the clouds glimpsed in crevices between buildings above Wall Street are sliced into exiguous triangles.’
  • 14) ‘A lot of the fun of reading these papers is seeing how an exiguous collection of commitments plays out in so many different domains.’
  • 15) ‘So the charge made for the accommodation during her lifetime was the nominal charge referable to her exiguous state retirement pension.’


  • 1) He didn't debate; he collected briskly the Captain's salute, and strode off to attend to his exigent duties.
  • 2) He rushed up here and searched the house without a warrant because he had established exigent circumstances.
  • 3) For his own system he claims the merit of establishing an invariable mode of causality, namely, that in every case by the sacrament validly received there is conferred a "title exigent of grace".
  • 4) A couple things, have you ever heard of the word exigent?
  • 5) Sacraments are practical signs of an intentional order: they manifest God's intention to give spiritual benefits; this manifestation of the Divine intention is a title exigent of grace (op. cit., 59 sq., 123 sq.
  • 6) (d) All admit that the sacraments are, in some sense, the instrumental causes either of grace itself or of something else which will be a "title exigent of grace" (infra e).
  • 7) BELL: Now, under the law, police may enter a home without knocking if certain so-called exigent circumstances exist.
  • 8) The third area addressed by the inspector general relates to what is called exigent (ph) letters.
  • 9) Well, that is very similar to the situation of the cop who hears screams from a house and doesn’t have time to go get a warrant †it’s called exigent circumstances and it can authorize action without a warrant in those kind of pressing circumstances.
  • 10) These so-called exigent letters, which were often used when no emergency actually existed, were an extralegal contrivance that violated ECPA, bureau policy, and guidelines issued by the attorney general.
  • 11) The inspector general's previous reports concluded the FBI's use of the so-called exigent letters circumvented the requirements of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and violated the attorney general's guidelines and FBI policy.
  • 12) ‘Once they alerted to the car, the cops had reasonable suspicion plus exigent circumstances (the danger), so they had extra good justification to search.’
  • 13) ‘The scheme is a thoughtful and original response to what must be the increasingly exigent demands of the London restaurateur who has to contend with the changing fashions of a capricious clientele.’
  • 14) ‘Attaining some distance from the social world and thinking about its transformation from that vantage point may be useful, even if return to life within this social world, or some successor of it, seems ethically and practically exigent.’
  • 15) ‘A proper respect for the laws that Congress does enact-as well as the inalienable right to liberty-prohibits this court from rewriting the law, no matter how exigent the circumstances.’
  • 16) ‘There is an exigent need for the affected countries to move beyond words and put their economies on sound economic paths, and more importantly, draw up effective programmes to fight poverty.’

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