(adjective, verb)


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

- certain highly specialized xerophytes are extremely exacting in their requirements

Similar word(s): fastidious

2. severe and unremitting in making demands

- an exacting instructor

Similar word(s): demanding, stern, strict

3. requiring precise accuracy

- an exacting job

Similar word(s): demanding, exigent


1. present participle of exact