exacting vs exigent what difference

what is difference between exacting and exigent

English

Etymology

exact +‎ -ing

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪɡˈzæktɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -æktɪŋ
  • Hyphenation: ex‧act‧ing

Adjective

exacting (comparative more exacting, superlative most exacting)

  1. Making excessive demands; difficult to satisfy.
  2. (of an action, task, etc) Requiring precise accuracy, great care, effort, or attention.
  3. (of a person or organization) Characterized by exaction.

Synonyms

  • (difficult to satisfy): demanding
  • (requiring precise accuracy, effort, care, or attention): demanding, niggly, pernickety
  • (characterized by exaction): acquisitive, extortionate, grasping, money-grubbing, rapacious

Translations

Verb

exacting

  1. present participle and gerund of exact

Derived terms

  • exactingly
  • exactingness

See also

  • Thesaurus:fastidious
  • Thesaurus:meticulous


English

Etymology

From Latin exigēns, present active participle of exigō (demand, require).

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈɛk.sɪ.dʒənt/, /ˈɛɡ.zɪ.dʒənt/

Adjective

exigent (comparative more exigent, superlative most exigent)

  1. Urgent; pressing; needing immediate action.
    • 2003, Working Group Report on Detainee Interrogations, U.S. Department of Defence
      Article 2 also provides that acts of torture cannot be justified on the grounds of exigent circumstances, such as state of war or public emergency, or on orders from a superior officer or public authority.
  2. Demanding; requiring great effort.

Derived terms

Related terms

  • exigence
  • exigency
  • exigenter

Translations

Noun

exigent (plural exigents)

  1. (archaic) Extremity; end; limit; pressing urgency.
  2. (archaic) The amount that is required.
  3. (obsolete, Britain, law) A writ in proceedings before outlawry.
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Translations


Catalan

Etymology

From Latin exigēns, present active participle of exigō (demand, require).

Adjective

exigent (masculine and feminine plural exigents)

  1. exigent, demanding

Related terms

  • exigència
  • exigir

Further reading

  • “exigent” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “exigent” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “exigent” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “exigent” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

French

Verb

exigent

  1. third-person plural present indicative of exiger
  2. third-person plural present subjunctive of exiger

Latin

Verb

exigent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of exigō

Romanian

Etymology

From French exigeant, from Latin exigens.

Adjective

exigent m or n (feminine singular exigentă, masculine plural exigenți, feminine and neuter plural exigente)

  1. demanding

Declension


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