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exacting meaning and definition

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EXACTING adjective

Definition of exacting (adjective)

  1. having complicated nutritional requirements; especially growing only in special artificial cultures
    • "fastidious microorganisms"; "certain highly specialized xerophytes are extremely exacting in their requirements"
    • synonyms: fastidious
    • antonym: unfastidious
  2. severe and unremitting in making demands
    • "an exacting instructor"; "a stern disciplinarian"; "strict standards"
    • synonyms: stern, strict
  3. requiring precise accuracy
    • "an exacting job"; "became more exigent over his pronunciation"
    • synonyms: exigent
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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