Examples of exacting in a Sentence
He has very exacting standards.
he was shocked when his normally exacting supervisor complimented him on a job well done
Recent Examples of exacting from the Web
Ruscha showed me the book and then, with an appreciative chuckle, brought out a companion piece: a recent exacting homage by a team of Japanese artists, who instead destroyed an early-generation iMac.
Surgeons drill out holes in the base of a skull for over 100,000 patients a year worldwide to treat infections and cancers, a painstaking, slow process that requires exacting precision for hours at a time.
Boo Killebrew's airtight, blood-curdling new masterpiece uses the broken criminal justice system as a backdrop, then zooms in on what is indisputably one of the most exacting and holistic character studies onstage this year.
Then there are those that cater to the crazily exacting needs of busy, busy, busy, cost-is-no-object Miranda Priestlys.
And the consistency of its systems—the exacting procedural physics of its bouncy grenades and even bouncier vehicles, the way jumping momentum can be manipulated in creative ways—makes play even more unpredictable.
Like the increasingly popular incubator food-hall model, Stone has opened up Lingua Franca to local winemakers seeking the same exacting standards.
The teams last faced off in the 2015 state semifinals, with St. Thomas Aquinas exacting revenge on the Scots.
Guiling and her assistant, Justin Crocker, argued that the cousins hated Roy Wayne, an easy target locked away in prison, and were exacting revenge on him.
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abstract, abstruse, complex, complicated, elusive, hairy, insoluble, intricate, involved, knotty, opaque, problematic (also problematical), recondite, serious, spiny, stubborn, thorny, ticklish, tricky;
Synonym Discussion of exacting
- the onerous task of cleaning up the mess
- burdensome responsibilities
- the oppressive tyranny of a police state
- an exacting employer
EXACTING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of exacting for English Language Learners
: requiring much time, attention, or effort from someone : very difficult or demanding
EXACTING Defined for Kids
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