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exacting

Syllabification: ex·act·ing
Pronunciation: /iɡˈzaktiNG
 
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Definition of exacting in English:

adjective

Making great demands on one’s skill, attention, or other resources: living up to such exacting standards
More example sentences
  • The only question is whether our politicians - who are after all human - can measure up to these exacting standards demanded by the Scottish parliament - I'm sure I couldn't.
  • With an exacting attention to detail, Kees combines reality derived from photographs, memory and studies from life with creative imagery to convey his vision.
  • However, even grunge reveals an exacting attention to detail.
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Derivatives

exactingly

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • 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

2
noun
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with exacting

matting

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