What does exacting mean?

Definitions for exacting
ɪgˈzæk tɪŋex·act·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fastidious, exacting(adj)

    having complicated nutritional requirements; especially growing only in special artificial cultures

    "fastidious microorganisms"; "certain highly specialized xerophytes are extremely exacting in their requirements"

  2. stern, strict, exacting(adj)

    severe and unremitting in making demands

    "an exacting instructor"; "a stern disciplinarian"; "strict standards"

  3. exigent, exacting(adj)

    requiring precise accuracy

    "an exacting job"; "became more exigent over his pronunciation"


  1. exacting(Adjective)

    Making excessive demands; hard to satisfy.

  2. exacting(Adjective)

    Requiring precise accuracy

  3. Origin: From exact + -ing

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exacting

    of Exact

  2. Exacting(adj)

    oppressive or unreasonably severe in making demands or requiring the exact fulfillment of obligations; harsh; severe

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exacting in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exacting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of exacting in a Sentence

  1. David Kris:

    FISA applications are typically quite long -- theyre big enough that you dont want to drop one on your foot, they contain a lot of information and detail, because the statute is quite exacting in what it requires the government to establish to get the warrant granted.

  2. Clarence Darrow:

    Liberty is the most jealous and exacting mistress that can beguile the soul and brain of man.

  3. Eugene Delacroix:

    I live in company with a body, a silent companion, exacting and eternal.

  4. Eugène Delacroix:

    I live in company with a body, a silent companion, exacting and eternal. He it is who notes that individuality which is the seal of the weakness of our race. My soul has wings, but the brutal jailer is strict.

  5. Shimon Peres:

    It is not only the psychology of the people that makes them so exacting-their geographical situation has been equally problematic.

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