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exacting

[ ig-zak-ting ]
/ ɪgˈzæk tɪŋ /
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adjective
rigid or severe in demands or requirements: an exacting teacher.
requiring close application or attention: an exacting task.
given to or characterized by exaction; extortionate.
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Origin of exacting

First recorded in 1575–85; exact + -ing2

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British Dictionary definitions for exacting

exacting
/ (ɪɡˈzæktɪŋ) /

adjective
making rigorous or excessive demandsan exacting job

Derived forms of exacting

exactingly, adverbexactingness, noun
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