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Adjective: exacting  ig'zak-ting or eg'zak-ting
  1. Severe and unremitting in making demands
    "an exacting instructor";
    - stern, strict
  2. (microbiology) having complicated nutritional requirements; especially growing only in special artificial cultures
    "certain highly specialized xerophytes are extremely exacting in their requirements";
    - fastidious
  3. Requiring precise accuracy
    "an exacting job";
    - exigent
  4. Requiring more than usually expected or thought due, especially great patience, effort, and skill
    "found the job very exacting";
    - demanding
Verb: exact  ig'zakt or eg'zakt
  1. Claim as due or just
    "The bank exacted payment of the loan";
    - demand
  2. Take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs
    - claim, take

See also: difficult, hard, hard to please, hard-to-please, needy, rigorous, stringent, tight

Type of: ask, call for, claim, demand, involve, necessitate, need, postulate, require, take

Antonym: unfastidious

Encyclopedia: Exact