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synonyms for exacting

  • harsh
  • imperious
  • onerous
  • painstaking
  • precise
  • rigid
  • rigorous
  • strict
  • stringent
  • taxing
  • trying
  • burdensome
  • by the book
  • careful
  • critical
  • difficult
  • exigent
  • finicky
  • fussy
  • grievous
  • hard
  • hypercritical
  • nit-picking
  • oppressive
  • particular
  • persnickety
  • picky
  • severe
  • stern
  • tough
  • unsparing
  • weighty
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antonyms for exacting

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  • careless
  • easy
  • easy-going
  • flexible
  • inaccurate
  • inexact
  • lenient
  • loose
  • mild
  • soft
  • tolerant
  • yielding
  • giving
  • lending
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How to use exacting in a sentence

Both the IRA and the British military are portrayed here with an exacting lack of sentimentality.
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The pair, who are exhibiting together in Fred Schnider Gallery’s “Material Reality,” make elaborate, exacting assemblages.
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She offers to teach Teichner the exacting steps involved in the time-consuming preparation for administering the meds.
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Viewed through the exacting lens of an engineer, Beckwith was struck by agriculture’s inefficiencies.
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He was known to be a tough and exacting boss who regularly and relentlessly drilled his analysts to prepare them for client meetings.
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He knew his control was not equal to the task; he would betray himself; the rôle was too exacting.
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Mr. Carr, who had his eyes on the exacting baby, shook his head, and intimated that he was really unable to understand her.
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Marriage, and later the birth of his son had softened Armand Aubigny's imperious and exacting nature greatly.
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At the end of the concerto the applause was generous enough to satisfy the most exacting virtuoso.
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As they get accustomed to her, they want to rule her, and the more one gives them the more exacting they become.
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WORDS RELATED TO EXACTING

  • arduous
  • bold
  • challenging
  • demanding
  • difficult
  • elaborate
  • energetic
  • exacting
  • formidable
  • grandiose
  • hard
  • impressive
  • industrious
  • lofty
  • pretentious
  • severe
  • strenuous
  • visionary
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