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- Making great demands; difficult to satisfy.
- (of an action, task, etc) Requiring precise accuracy, great care, effort, or attention.
- 1897, Bram Stoker, chapter 3, in The Man:
- Wolf's work, which, though not very exacting, had to be done single-handed, kept him to his post.
- (of a person or organization) Characterized by exaction.
- 1850, T. S. Arthur, chapter 2, in All's For the Best:
- "He is a hard, exacting, money-loving man," was my remark.
- (difficult to satisfy): demanding
- (requiring precise accuracy, effort, care, or attention): demanding, niggly, pernickety
- (characterized by exaction): acquisitive, extortionate, grasping, money-grubbing, rapacious
making great demands; difficult to satisfy