Synonyms of exacting


1. demand, exact, claim

usage: claim as due or just; "The bank demanded payment of the loan"

2. claim, take, exact, necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand

usage: take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs; "the accident claimed three lives"; "The hard work took its toll on her"


1. fastidious (vs. unfastidious), exacting

usage: having complicated nutritional requirements; especially growing only in special artificial cultures; "fastidious microorganisms"; "certain highly specialized xerophytes are extremely exacting in their requirements"

2. stern, strict, exacting, demanding (vs. undemanding)

usage: severe and unremitting in making demands; "an exacting instructor"; "a stern disciplinarian"; "strict standards"

3. exigent, exacting, demanding (vs. undemanding)

usage: requiring precise accuracy; "an exacting job"; "became more exigent over his pronunciation"

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Definition and meaning of exacting (Dictionary)