Synonyms of 'exacting'
making rigorous or excessive demandsHe was not well enough to carry out such an exacting task.
It is a demanding job.
Coping with three babies is very hard work.
You won't be asked to do anything too taxing.
It is difficult for single parents to get jobs.
It was a tough decision but I think we made the right one.
Police carried out a painstaking search of the area.
making rigorous or excessive demandsOur new manager has very exacting standards.
French privacy laws are very strict.
This was a dreadful crime and a severe sentence is necessary.
He said many harsh and unkind things.
He said stern measures would be taken against the criminals.
Hospital routines for nurses are very rigid.
rigorous military training
Its drug-testing procedures are the most stringent in the world.
The new laws will be as oppressive as those they replace.
He is unsparing in his criticism.
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in the sense of difficult
not easy to do, understand, or solveIt is difficult for single parents to get jobs.
in the sense of hard
showing or requiring a lot of effort or applicationCoping with three babies is very hard work.
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