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Exacting

Ex`act´ing
a.1.Oppressive or unreasonably severe in making demands or requiring the exact fulfillment of obligations; harsh; severe.
Adj.1.exacting - 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
2.exacting - severe and unremitting in making demands; "an exacting instructor"; "a stern disciplinarian"; "strict standards"
Synonyms: stern, strict
3.exacting - requiring precise accuracy; "an exacting job"; "became more exigent over his pronunciation"
Synonyms: exigent
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