: tryingly or unremittingly severe in making demands
: requiring careful attention and precision
— ex·act·ing·ly \-tiŋ-lē\ adverb
— ex·act·ing·ness noun
Examples of EXACTING
- He has very exacting standards.
- <he was shocked when his normally exacting supervisor complimented him on a job well done>
First Known Use of EXACTING
Related to EXACTING
- choosy (or choosey), dainty, delicate, demanding, finicky, fastidious, finical, finicking, fussbudgety, fussy, nice, old-maidish, particular, pernickety [chiefly British], persnickety, picky
- undemanding, unfastidious, unfussy
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