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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.


n because of his exactingness as a teacherda er ein so anspruchsvoller Lehrer ist
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She was oppressed by ennui, and by that dissatisfaction which in women's minds is continually turning into a trivial jealousy, referring to no real claims, springing from no deeper passion than the vague exactingness of egoism, and yet capable of impelling action as well as speech.
In his memoirs, Zhukov praises Stalin for having saved Moscow: "By his strict exactingness Stalin achieved, one can say, the near impossible.
Parents expect teachers to be friendly and caring toward their children; at the same time, however, they desire exactingness and consistency in developing children's learning skills.