Meaning of exacting

ex•act•ing

Pronunciation: (ig-zak'ting), [key]
— adj.
  1. rigid or severe in demands or requirements: an exacting teacher.
  2. requiring close application or attention: an exacting task.
  3. given to or characterized by exaction; extortionate.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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