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1 exacting

Having complicated nutritional requirements; especially growing only in special artificial cultures:
— Certain highly specialized xerophytes are extremely exacting in their requirements.

synonym: fastidious.

Roget 817a: greedy, avaricious, covetous, acquisitive, grasping; rapacious; lickerish.    greedy as a hog; overeager; voracious; ravenous, ravenous as a wolf; openmouthed, extortionate, ... show more

Roget 868: fastidious, nice, delicate, delicat, finical, finicky, demanding, meticulous, exacting, strict, anal [Vulg.], difficult, dainty, lickerish, ... show more

2 exacting

Severe and unremitting in making demands:
— An exacting instructor.

synonyms: stern, strict.

Roget 739: severe; strict, hard, harsh, dour, rigid, stiff, stern, rigorous, uncompromising, exacting, exigent, exigeant, inexorable, ... show more

Polish: srogi, surowy

3 exacting

Requiring precise accuracy:
— An exacting job.

synonym: exigent.

Roget 832: discontented; dissatisfied etc. v.; unsatisfied, ungratified; dissident; dissentient etc. 489; malcontent, malcontented, exigent, exacting, ... show more

Moby thesaurus: Herculean, Spartan, Spartanic, abstruse, accurate, arduous, arousing, astringent, attentive, austere, authoritarian, brutal, burdensome, censorious, choicy, choosy, clamant, clamorous, close, complex ... show more.

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1 exact

Claim as due or just.

synonym: demand.

Roget 885: be insolent etc. adj.; bluster, vapor, swagger, swell, give oneself airs, snap one's fingers, kick up a dust; swear etc. (affirm) ... show more

Roget 926: be the duty of; be incumbent etc. adj.. on, be responsible etc. adj.; behoove, become, befit, beseem; belong to, pertain to; ... show more

Roget 925: be undue etc. adj.; not be due etc. 924.    infringe, encroach, trench on, exact; arrogate, arrogate to oneself; give an inch and take an ell; stretch a point, ... show more

Roget 924: be due etc. adj.. to, be the due etc. n.. of; have right to, have title to, have claim to; be entitled to; have a claim upon; belong to ... show more

Roget 812: bear a price, set a price, fix a price; appraise, assess, doom [U.S.], price, charge, demand, ask, require, exact, run up; ... show more

Roget 741: command, order, decree, enact, ordain, dictate, direct, give orders.    prescribe, set, appoint, mark out; set a task, prescribe a task, ... show more

Roget 817a: covet, crave (desire) 865; grasp; exact, extort.   

2 exact

Take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs.

synonyms: claim, take.


1 exact

Marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact.

Roget 572: concise, brief, short, terse, close; to the point, exact; neat, compact; compressed, condensed, pointed; laconic, curt, ... show more

Roget 570: lucid etc. (intelligible) 518; explicit etc. (manifest) 525; exact etc. 494.   

Roget 17: similar; resembling etc. v.; like, alike; twin.    analogous, analogical; parallel, of a piece [Fr.]; such as, so; ... show more

2 exact

of ideas, images, representations, expressions Characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth; strictly correct.

synonyms: accurate, precise.

Roget 494: real, actual etc. (existing) 1; veritable, true; right, correct; certain etc. 474; substantially true, ... show more

Polish: wierny


Roget 772: observance, performance, compliance, acquiescence, concurrence; obedience etc. 743; fulfillment, satisfaction, discharge; acquittance, acquittal.    adhesion, ... show more

Moby thesaurus: accurate, appreciative, ask, ask for, assess, attentive, badger, be hurting for, be indicated, blackmail, brook no denial, burden with, call for, careful, challenge, charge, charge for, claim, clamor for, close ... show more.

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