exacting


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ex·act·ing

 (ĭg-zăk′tĭng)
adj.
1. Making severe demands; rigorous: an exacting instructor.
2. Requiring great care, effort, or attention: an exacting task.

ex·act′ing·ly adv.
ex·act′ing·ness n.

exacting

(ɪɡˈzæktɪŋ)
adj
making rigorous or excessive demands: an exacting job.
exˈactingly adv
exˈactingness n

ex•act•ing

(ɪgˈzæk tɪŋ)

adj.
1. rigid or severe in demands or requirements: an exacting teacher.
2. requiring close application or attention: an exacting task.
3. given to or characterized by exaction; extortionate.
[1575–85]
ex•act′ing•ly, adv.
ex•act′ing•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.exacting - having complicated nutritional requirements; especially growing only in special artificial cultures; "fastidious microorganisms"; "certain highly specialized xerophytes are extremely exacting in their requirements"
microbiology - the branch of biology that studies microorganisms and their effects on humans
2.exacting - severe and unremitting in making demands; "an exacting instructor"; "a stern disciplinarian"; "strict standards"
demanding - requiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill; "found the job very demanding"; "a baby can be so demanding"
3.exacting - requiring precise accuracy; "an exacting job"; "became more exigent over his pronunciation"
demanding - requiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill; "found the job very demanding"; "a baby can be so demanding"

exacting

adjective
1. demanding, hard, taxing, difficult, tough, painstaking He was not well enough to carry out such an exacting task.
demanding easy, simple, effortless, undemanding, no bother, easy-peasy (slang)
2. strict, severe, harsh, stern, rigid, rigorous, stringent, oppressive, imperious, unsparing Our new manager has very exacting standards.

exacting

adjective
1. Rigorous and unsparing in treating others:
2. Very difficult to please:
Informal: picky.
3. Requiring great or extreme bodily, mental, or spiritual strength:
Translations
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exacting

[ɪgˈzæktɪŋ] ADJ [task, activity, profession] → duro; [boss, person] → exigente; [conditions] → severo, riguroso

exacting

[ɪgˈzæktɪŋ] adj
[person] → exigeant(e)
[work, task] → fatigant(e)

exacting

adj person, work, taskanspruchsvoll; standards, demandshoch; detailpeinlich genau; to be very exactingsehr viel verlangen; he’s very exacting about cleanlinesser ist peinlich genau, was Sauberkeit angeht, er nimmt es mit der Sauberkeit sehr genau

exacting

[ɪgˈzæktɪŋ] adj (task, profession, work) → impegnativo/a; (person) → esigente

exact

(igˈzӕkt) adjective
1. absolutely accurate or correct in every detail; the same in every detail; precise. What are the exact measurements of the room?; For this recipe the quantities must be absolutely exact; an exact copy; What is the exact time?; He walked in at that exact moment.
2. (of a person, his mind etc) capable of being accurate over small details. Accountants have to be very exact.
verb
to force the payment of or giving of. We should exact fines from everyone who drops litter on the streets.
exˈacting adjective
requiring much effort or work from a person. a very exacting job.
exˈactly adverb
1. just; quite; absolutely. He's exactly the right man for the job.
2. in accurate detail; precisely. Work out the prices exactly; What exactly did you say?
3. used as a reply meaning `I quite agree'.
exˈactness noun
References in classic literature ?
Because of her unusual business ability, he was stern and exacting with her.
Groups of gazing pilgrims stood around all and every of these strange objects, lost in reverent wonder, and envious of the fleckless sanctity which these pious austerities had won for them from an exacting heaven.
The school- master, always severe, grew severer and more exacting than ever, for he wanted the school to make a good showing on "Examination" day.
I know that had I been a sanguine, brilliant, careless, exacting, handsome, romping child--though equally dependent and friendless--Mrs.
But if you be coming to plead off paying for a place you won't occupy, your journey is useless: I never relent in exacting my due from any one.
Then, you know, being formed for society and admiration, and not being able to enjoy much of it in consequence of their limited means, she naturally gets a little irritable and exacting, sometimes.
I should be an inconvenience at Joe's; I was not expected, and my bed would not be ready; I should be too far from Miss Havisham's, and she was exacting and mightn't like it.
There is hardly a servant-maid in these days who is not better informed than Miss Nancy; yet she had the essential attributes of a lady--high veracity, delicate honour in her dealings, deference to others, and refined personal habits,--and lest these should not suffice to convince grammatical fair ones that her feelings can at all resemble theirs, I will add that she was slightly proud and exacting, and as constant in her affection towards a baseless opinion as towards an erring lover.