what is difference between exacting and fastidious
exact + -ing
- IPA(key): /ɪɡˈzæktɪŋ/
- Rhymes: -æktɪŋ
- Hyphenation: ex‧act‧ing
exacting (comparative more exacting, superlative most exacting)
- Making excessive demands; difficult to satisfy.
- (of an action, task, etc) Requiring precise accuracy, great care, effort, or attention.
- (of a person or organization) Characterized by exaction.
- (difficult to satisfy): demanding
- (requiring precise accuracy, effort, care, or attention): demanding, niggly, pernickety
- (characterized by exaction): acquisitive, extortionate, grasping, money-grubbing, rapacious
- present participle and gerund of exact
From Latin fastīdiōsus (“passive: that feels disgust, disdainful, scornful, fastidious; active: that causes disgust, disgusting, loathsome”), from fastīdium (“a loathing, aversion, disgust, niceness of taste, daintiness, etc.”), perhaps for *fastutidium, from fastus (“disdain, haughtiness, arrogance, disgust”) + taedium (“disgust”). Cf. French fastidieux.
- IPA(key): /fæˈstɪdi.əs/, /fəˈstɪdi.əs/
fastidious (comparative more fastidious, superlative most fastidious)
- Excessively particular, demanding, or fussy about details, especially about tidiness and cleanliness.
- Synonyms: exacting, fussy, meticulous, niggly, pernickety; see also Thesaurus:fastidious
- Overly concerned about tidiness and cleanliness.
- Difficult to please; quick to find fault.
- fastidious in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- fastidious in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- fastidious at OneLook Dictionary Search