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exacting

[ig-zak-ting] /ɪgˈzæk tɪŋ/
adjective
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.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; exact + -ing2
Related forms
exactingly, adverb
exactingness, noun
nonexacting, adjective
nonexactingly, adverb
nonexactingness, noun
overexacting, adjective
superexacting, adjective
unexacting, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for exactingness

exacting

/ɪɡˈzæktɪŋ/
adjective
1.
making rigorous or excessive demands: an exacting job
Derived Forms
exactingly, adverb
exactingness, noun
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Word Origin and History for exactingness

exacting

adj.

"too demanding," 1580s, present participle adjective from exact (v.).

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