exacting definition

  • adjective:
    • Making severe demands; rigorous: an exacting instructor.
    • calling for great attention, effort, or interest: an exacting task. See Synonyms at burdensome.
    • Making extortionate needs; difficult to satisfy.
    • Requiring accurate reliability
    • Oppressive or unreasonably serious in creating needs or requiring the precise satisfaction of obligations; harsh; serious.
    • requiring precise precision
    • extreme and unremitting to make needs
    • having difficult nutritional needs; specifically growing just in unique artificial cultures
    • Making serious demands; rigorous: an exacting teacher.
    • needing great care, effort, or interest: an exacting task. See Synonyms at burdensome.
    • Making excessive demands; hard to satisfy.
    • needing precise precision
    • Oppressive or unreasonably severe to make demands or calling for the actual fulfillment of obligations; harsh; severe.
    • calling for exact accuracy
    • extreme and unremitting in creating needs
    • having complicated health needs; specially growing only in special artificial cultures
  • verb:
    • provide participle of exact.
    • Present participle of exact.
  • others:
    • fond of or characterized by exaction; serious in requirement or requisition; exigent in action or procedure: as, an exacting master; an exacting inquiry.
    • Attended by exaction; needing close attention or application; arduous; laborious; absorbing: as, an exacting office or employment; exacting duties; exacting needs upon a person's time.
    • fond of or described as exaction; severe in requirement or requisition; exigent in action or treatment: as, an exacting master; an exacting inquiry.
    • Attended by exaction; requiring close attention or application; arduous; laborious; absorbing: since, an exacting office or employment; exacting responsibilities; exacting needs upon one's time.

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