adjective ex·act·ing \ig-ˈzak-tiŋ\

: requiring much time, attention, or effort from someone : very difficult or demanding

Full Definition of EXACTING

:  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

  1. He has very exacting standards.
  2. <he was shocked when his normally exacting supervisor complimented him on a job well done>

First Known Use of EXACTING


Rhymes with EXACTING


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