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Making excessive demands on someone's skills or resources:‘setting over-exacting standards of cleanliness’‘this job was not over-exacting’
carping, captious, overcritical, fault-finding, hair-splitting, cavilling, niggling, quibbling, pedantic, pettifogging, fussy, finicky, over-censorious, over-exacting, over-rigorous, over-particular, over-strictView synonyms
- ‘Long-lasting effects can also be observed in some human beings engaged in hazardous or over-exacting work who seem to 'lose their nerve' after a time.’
- ‘Such fastidiousness could have made him an impatient or over-exacting teacher, but that was not the case.’
- ‘Since the job should not involve tasks more onerous than making platitudinous speeches to visiting dignitaries, the qualifications need not be over-exacting.’
- ‘Never reject your patient because of lack of compliance with your over-exacting regimens.’
- ‘The game of professional investment is intolerably boring and over-exacting to anyone who is entirely exempt from the gambling instinct.’
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