Did you mayhaps mean exigent?
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
“Un programme si rigoureusement exigeant qu'il suffit de se laisser aller quelques jours pour se retrouver en jachère.”
“She was never pert, never exigeant, never romantic, and never humble.”
“He was, moreover, suspicious of neglect, and vindictive when neglected; querulous of others, and intolerant of reproof himself; exigeant among men, and more than politely flattering among women.”
“She could not do otherwise than accept him, for he was rich, and she had nothing; but he turns out ill – tempered and exigeant, and wants a young woman, a beautiful young woman of five – and – twenty, to be as steady as himself.”
“I was fastidious, exigeant, you understand, with a thousand francs in my pocket.”
“Our Colonel, in writing to Lady Albury, had declared Aldershot to be a most exigeant place — by which he had intended to imply that his professional cares were too heavy to allow his frequent absence; but nevertheless he would contrive occasionally to fly up to London for a little relief.”
“Nor was Aunt Emmeline very exigeant, though she was fantastic and sometimes disagreeable.”
“I could not leave this most exigeant of all places this week.”
“Frank had been a good son as regards money — not exigeant as was Lady Arabella, or selfishly reckless as was his nephew Lord”
“Men were sick of it all, and would not be exigeant.”
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