exacting exacting  /ɪɡ ˈzæk tɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) severe and unremitting in making demands
  2. (adj) requiring precise accuracy
  3. (adj) having complicated nutritional requirements; especially growing only in special artificial cultures

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The exacting nature of her job left her weary and debilitated.
  2. To become an astronaut a pilot has to go through an array of exacting tests.
  3. Job loss due to the downturn has been exacting a heavy toll on the well being of ordinary people.

News

  1. Have The Nerdiest Wedding On The Block With GitHub

    GitHub: Social coding platform. Revision control software. And now, wedding planner. Less than a year after a woman posted an exacting boyfriend request to GitHub, the service—a site better known as a place where programmers collaborate on software code—has gotten decidedly more personal. Some of its denizens have taken to heart the timeworn advice that “Your wedding is the most important day of ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: ReadWriteWeb

  2. Pfizer Identifies Synexus' South African Clinical Research Sites as INSPIRE Sites - First in Africa

    MANCHESTER, England, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Three of Synexus' South African dedicated clinical research centres Stanza, Watermeyer and Nyeleti have been identified by Pfizer as meeting the exacting ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. EXACTING EXTRICATION

    Exacting extrication
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Great Falls Tribune

Quotes

  1. "I am absolutely convinced that Khalid Sheik Mohammed will be subject to the most exacting demands of justice," Obama said. "The American people insist on it, and my administration will insist on it."
    on Nov 13, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Post

  2. In his Tuesday letter, Gates said: "The five independent reviewers each individually concluded that the evidence did not meet the exacting 'no doubt'standard necessary to support award of the (Medal of Honor). After careful consideration, I...
    on Nov 20, 2008 By: Robert Gates Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  3. "This was an unacceptable mistake and a clear deviation from our exacting standards," Air Force Secretary Michael W. Wynne said at a Pentagon press conference with Newton. "We hold ourselves accountable to the American people and want to...
    on Oct 19, 2007 By: Michael W Wynne Source: Guardian Unlimited

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