Definitions for: Exacting

[adj] requiring precise accuracy; "an exacting job"; "became more exigent over his pronunciation"
[adj] severe and unremitting in making demands; "an exacting instructor"; "a stern disciplinarian"; "strict standards"
[adj] (microbiology) having complicated nutritional requirements; especially growing only in special artificial cultures; "fastidious microorganisms"; "certain highly specialized xerophytes are extremely exacting in their requirements"

Webster (1913) Definition: Ex*act"ing, a.
Oppressive or unreasonably severe in making demands or
requiring the exact fulfillment of obligations; harsh;
severe. ``A temper so exacting.'' --T. Arnold --
Ex*act"ing*ly, adv. -- Ex*act"ing*ness, n.

Synonyms: demanding, exigent, fastidious, stern, strict

Antonyms: unfastidious

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