Definition of 'exacting'
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The parents and siblings of the summer school students will hopefully be less exacting. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Perhaps it represents the most exacting test of nerve in sport. Times, Sunday Times (2011)In part this is because of the exacting testing procedures new cars must go through. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We often have the most exacting standards for ourselves that no one else would dream of applying. Training with N.L.P. (1994)She was renowned for her exacting standards. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He demands exacting workmanship of himself as well as of his men. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)This time, what little elimination process existed was considerably less exacting. Times, Sunday Times (2007)First they bought in other people's tackle and then began making their own to exacting standards. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I have high ambitions and an exacting eye for detail. Times, Sunday Times (2008)For chairmen, drawing together views from the different personalities around a boardroom table can be an exacting task. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Both men are aware their boss is very demanding, extremely exacting and has already shown he has no interest in failure. The Sun (2008)An exacting eye for detail masks the lonely and sensitive nature of butler Mr Pritchard. The Sun (2010)The defending, though, would not have met his exacting standards. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Managers do not have to hold the hand of each new supplier as they are brought up to speed with the exacting demands of high-performance engineering. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Yet all this training, apparently, is still failing to produce referees who meet our exacting standards. Times, Sunday Times (2015)And the result doesn't just require immensely versatile singers, but a pit band that can carry out his exacting demands. Times, Sunday Times (2007)For instance, about a third of the fund is invested in Japan because the managers have found lots of companies there that meet their exacting requirements. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'exacting'
British English: exacting ADJECTIVE
You use exacting to describe something or someone that demands hard work and a great deal of care.
He was not well enough to carry out such an exacting task.
Definition of exacting from the Collins English Dictionary
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