Definition of exacting
1 : tryingly or unremittingly severe in making demands
2 : requiring careful attention and precision
exactinglyplay \ig-ˈzak-tiŋ-lē\ adverb
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
The very stable track control arms and thrust rods make an important contribution to the car’s driving dynamics and provide exacting wheel control.
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Synonym Discussion of exacting
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
Definition of exacting for Students
: expecting a lot from a person an exacting teacher
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