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Definitions of exacting

  1. Exaction. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. having complicated nutritional requirements; especially growing only in special artificial cultures; "fastidious microorganisms"; "certain highly specialized xerophytes are extremely exacting in their requirements" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. Demanding or compelling to pay or yield under color of authority: requiring authoritatively: demanding or disposed to demand without pity or justice: extorting: compelling by necessity: unreasonably severe or oppressive. "With a temper so exacting, he was more likely to claim what he thought due, than to consider what others might award."-Arnold. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. Making unreasonable demands; taxing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. Severe or excessive in demanding. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. Harsh; severe; unyielding. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for exacting

  1. Cyprian was, perhaps, too exacting – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  2. She was not his first fancy, nor would she be his last, but she had power enough for the time being to have satisfied the most exacting of women. – "Le Monsieur De La Petite Dame" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
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