exigent vs insistent what difference

what is difference between exigent and insistent

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



English

Etymology

From Latin insistens, participle of insisto.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈsɪstənt/

Adjective

insistent (comparative more insistent, superlative most insistent)

  1. (obsolete) Standing or resting on something.
  2. Urgent in dwelling upon anything; persistent in urging or maintaining.
  3. Extorting attention or notice; coercively staring or prominent; vivid; intense.
  4. (ornithology) Standing on end: specifically said of the hind toe of a bird when its base is inserted so high on the shank that only its tip touches the ground: correlated with incumbent.

Derived terms

  • insistently

Related terms

  • insist
  • insistence

Translations

References

  • insistent in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Anagrams

  • tintiness

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin īnsistēns.

Adjective

insistent (masculine and feminine plural insistents)

  1. insistent

Derived terms

  • insistència
  • insistentment

Related terms

  • insistir

Further reading

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

French

Verb

insistent

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

Anagrams

  • intestins

Latin

Verb

īnsistent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of īnsistō

Romanian

Etymology

From French insistente.

Adjective

insistent m or n (feminine singular insistentă, masculine plural insistenți, feminine and neuter plural insistente)

  1. insistent

Declension


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