What does the word exacting mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Exaction.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Making unreasonable demands; taxing.

Usage examples for exacting

  1. And he had been near her, near as a comrade, in imagination, with his ready suggestions of how to play her part in its most exacting moments! – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  2. Selfish, exacting, irritable- he knew very well that he was all three. – Elizabeth's Campaign by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  3. It should, however, even in business be done sparingly, as it is a matter of personal friendship, usually, and as no one has a right to make numerous or exacting demands upon one's friends. – The Etiquette of To-day by Edith B. Ordway