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Synonyms for exacting
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fastidious, exacting(adj)

    having complicated nutritional requirements; especially growing only in special artificial cultures

    "fastidious microorganisms"; "certain highly specialized xerophytes are extremely exacting in their requirements"

    Synonyms:
    fastidious, exigent, stern, strict

    Antonyms:
    undemanding

  2. stern, strict, exacting(adj)

    severe and unremitting in making demands

    "an exacting instructor"; "a stern disciplinarian"; "strict standards"

    Synonyms:
    severe, hard-and-fast, stark, relentless, grim, exigent, strict, stern, inexorable, unrelenting, unappeasable, nonindulgent, unforgiving, austere, fastidious, rigorous, rigid

    Antonyms:
    undemanding

  3. exigent, exacting(adj)

    requiring precise accuracy

    "an exacting job"; "became more exigent over his pronunciation"

    Synonyms:
    exigent, instant, fastidious, crying, clamant, insistent, stern, strict

    Antonyms:
    undemanding

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. exacting

    In the strict sense, absolute, free from all limitation or control, and supreme, superior to all, can not properly be said of any being except the divine. Both words are used, however, in a modified sense, of human authorities; absolute then signifying free from limitation by other authority, and supreme exalted over all other; as, an absolute monarch, the supreme court. Absolute, in this use, does not necessarily carry any unfavorable sense, but as absolute power in human hands is always abused, the unfavorable meaning predominates. Autocratic power knows no limits outside the ruler's self; arbitrary power, none outside the ruler's will or judgment, arbitrary carrying the implication of wilfulness and capriciousness. Despotic is commonly applied to a masterful or severe use of power, which is expressed more decidedly by tyrannical. Arbitrary may be used in a good sense; as, the pronunciation of proper names is arbitrary; but the bad sense is the prevailing one; as, an arbitrary proceeding. Irresponsible power is not necessarily bad, but eminently dangerous; an executor or trustee should not be irresponsible; an irresponsible ruler is likely to be tyrannical. A perfect ruler might be irresponsible and not tyrannical. Authoritative is used always in a good sense, implying the right to claim authority; imperative, peremptory, and positive are used ordinarily in the good sense; as, an authoritative definition; an imperative demand; a peremptory command; positive instructions; imperious signifies assuming and determined to command, rigorously requiring obedience. An imperious demand or requirement may have in it nothing offensive; it is simply one that resolutely insists upon compliance, and will not brook refusal; an arrogant demand is offensive by its tone of superiority, an arbitrary demand by its unreasonableness; an imperious disposition is liable to become arbitrary and arrogant. A person of an independent spirit is inclined to resent an imperious manner in any one, especially in one whose superiority is not clearly recognized. Commanding is always used in a good sense; as, a commanding appearance; a commanding eminence. Compare DOGMATIC; INFINITE; PERFECT.

    Synonyms:
    absolute, arbitrary, arrogant, authoritative, autocratic, coercive, commanding, compulsive, compulsory, controlling, despotic, dictatorial, dogmatic, domineering, haughty, imperative, imperious, irresponsible, lordly, overbearing, peremptory, positive, supreme, tyrannical, unconditional, unequivocal

    Antonyms:
    accountable, complaisant, compliant, conditional, constitutional, contingent, docile, ductile, gentle, humble, lenient, limited, lowly, meek, mild, responsible, submissive, yielding

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. exacting(a)

    Synonyms:
    severe, harsh, oppressive, peremptory

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "exacting":

    demanding, stringent, rigorous, challenging, strict

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#24231irresponsible
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#46809dogmatic
#47283unequivocal
#49169unrelenting
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#53063haughty
#54498insistent
#58403tyrannical
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#128829lordly

How to use exacting in a sentence?

  1. Erik Pevernagie:

    The excessive speed of mundialization, the exacting demands of the God of consumerism and the to-and-fro swinging, from one period to another and from one domain to another, cause inner heartaches. People feel like individuals “with no sense of belonging” and characters "without qualities”. ( "The church was no longer in the middle" )

  2. Clarence Darrow:

    Liberty is the most jealous and exacting mistress that can beguile the soul and brain of man.

  3. Shimon Peres:

    It is not only the psychology of the people that makes them so exacting-their geographical situation has been equally problematic.

  4. Robert Capers:

    The defendant violated his oath and responsibilities as a law enforcement officer by exacting personal vengeance, assaulting a handcuffed suspect, and abusing his authority as the highest ranking uniformed member of the Suffolk County Police Department.

  5. Eugene Delacroix:

    I live in company with a body, a silent companion, exacting and eternal.


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