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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exacting  \Ex*act"ing\,  a. 
  Oppressive  or  unreasonably  severe  in  making  demands  or 
  requiring  the  exact  fulfillment  of  obligations;  harsh; 
  severe.  ``A  temper  so  exacting.''  --T.  Arnold  -- 
  {Ex*act"ing*ly},  adv  --  {Ex*act"ing*ness},  n. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exact  \Ex*act"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Exacted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Exacting}.]  [From  L.  exactus  p.  p.  of  exigere  or  fr  LL 
  exactare:  cf  OF  exacter.  See  {Exact},  a.] 
  To  demand  or  require  authoritatively  or  peremptorily,  as  a 
  right  to  enforce  the  payment  of  or  a  yielding  of  to  compel 
  to  yield  or  to  furnish;  hence  to  wrest,  as  a  fee  or  reward 
  when  none  is  due;  --  followed  by  from  or  of  before  the  one 
  subjected  to  exaction;  as  to  exact  tribute,  fees,  obedience, 
  etc.,  from  or  of  some  one 
 
  He  said  into  them  Exact  no  more  than  that  which  is 
  appointed  you  --Luke.  iii. 
  13. 
 
  Years  of  servise  past  From  grateful  souls  exact  reward 
  at  last  --Dryden. 
 
  My  designs  Exact  me  in  another  place  --Massinger. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  exacting 
  adj  1:  (microbiology)  having  complicated  nutritional  requirements; 
  especially  growing  only  in  special  artificial 
  cultures;  "fastidious  microorganisms";  "certain  highly 
  specialized  xerophytes  are  extremely  exacting  in  their 
  requirements"  [syn:  {fastidious}]  [ant:  {unfastidious}] 
  2:  severe  and  unremitting  in  making  demands;  "an  exacting 
  instructor";  "a  stern  disciplinarian";  "strict  standards" 
  [syn:  {stern},  {strict}] 
  3:  requiring  precise  accuracy;  "an  exacting  job";  "became  more 
  exigent  over  his  pronunciation"  [syn:  {exigent}] 




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