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Adjective
Making great demands on one's skill, attention, or other resources
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“Classifying the case particulars is an exacting task. It requires intimate knowledge of the guide points and their concrete referents.”
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Strict or exacting in standards
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“Not only was it difficult for me to work with such an exacting boss, it was difficult for others. I soon became so stressed out that I began to look for another position.”
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Fastidious and hard to please
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“Now he was to be thrown into the crucible of a pennant race in New York City, under the most exacting manager the game had ever known.”
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Harsh or authoritarian in nature or treatment
“The author of these sorrows was a hard and exacting tyrant who steadily dispensed injustice and cruelty to a people who had long enjoyed a happy tradition of freedom.”
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Characterized by exaction, or the act of demanding or compelling payment
“You are an exacting man. You pick up what you have not put down and reap what you have not sown.”
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Upsetting in nature
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“To sacrifice the specificity of tragic events to the promotion of universal ideas is an exacting experience, especially for those who have personal memories of the events.”
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Diligent in performing a process or procedure
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Strict or exacting in standards or demands
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Unsympathetic, harsh, or callous
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Persistent in one's demands, often annoyingly so
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Sharp or severe in manner or style
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Self-disciplined or ascetic
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Engaging attention
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Requiring quick or immediate action or attention
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Excessive or extreme in amount, level or degree
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Extremely good or impressive
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Tending to find fault or raise petty objections
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Established and not likely to experience any changes
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Capable of making fine distinctions
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Noun
The act of imposing a rule, regulation, fees, etc.
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That which enforces, constraints, gives force, authority, or effect to
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The action applying or enforcing something
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The obtain through the use of coercion or force
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Present participle for to demand and enforce the performance or payment of of
“These patients exact the greatest punctuality from everybody without exception.”
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Present participle for to issue, establish or apply as a charge, fine or penalty
“No one can intercept the bounty of nature, or exact a price for that which she freely bestows.”
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Present participle for to forcibly inflict or impose
“Her vicious treatment of him prompts the circus freaks to band together and exact their own terrible revenge.”
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