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Meaning of EXACTING

Pronunciation:  ig'zakting

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  requiring precise accuracy; "an exacting job"; "became more exigent over his pronunciation"
  2. [adj]  severe and unremitting in making demands; "an exacting instructor"; "a stern disciplinarian"; "strict standards"
  3. [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"
 

EXACTING is a 8 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: demanding, exigent, fastidious, stern, strict
 
 Antonyms: unfastidious
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 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.

 
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