Definition of exacting in English:

exacting

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Pronunciation: /ɪgˈzaktɪŋ
 
, ɛg-/

adjective

Derivatives

exactingly

adverb
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  • Her flowers are exactingly painted, petal, leaf, and stalk; her plates and pheasants waiting to be plucked are textbook - perfect.
  • You may know me as an exactingly subtle novelist who peels away the artifices of European civilization to expose the twitching nerves of the human animal.
  • Musically, this debut is lovingly and exactingly orchestrated with an array of instruments - not just the usual piano, cello, and drums, but also flute, organ, melodica, and horns - that subtly shade the songs' emotions.

exactingness

noun
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  • And if we are treated with the same exactingness and respect as we treat our beloved work, the big-time sports careers of many of use will be much longer.
  • In the course of control the controlling officers should demonstrate exactingness, objectivity and adherence to principles.

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