what is difference between exacting and strict
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
Borrowed from Latin strictus, past participle of stringere (“to draw tight, bind, contract”). Doublet of strait and stretto. See stringent, strain.
- IPA(key): /stɹɪkt/
- Rhymes: -ɪkt
strict (comparative stricter, superlative strictest)
- Strained; drawn close; tight.
- Tense; not relaxed.
- Exact; accurate; precise; rigorously particular.
- Governed or governing by exact rules; observing exact rules; severe; rigorous.
- Rigidly interpreted; exactly limited; confined; restricted.
- (botany) Upright, or straight and narrow; — said of the shape of the plants or their flower clusters.
- Severe in discipline.
- Antonyms: lenient, lax, permissive
- (set theory, order theory) Irreflexive; if the described object is defined to be reflexive, that condition is overridden and replaced with irreflexive.
- Stricter and strictest are the grammatically correct forms for the comparative and superlative though outside UK more strict and most strict are more often used.
- strict in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- strict in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
Borrowed from Latin strictus, perfect participle of stringere (“to draw tight, bind, contract”). Doublet of étroit.
- IPA(key): /stʁikt/
strict (feminine singular stricte, masculine plural stricts, feminine plural strictes)
- strict minimum
- “strict” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
From French strict, from Latin strictus. Doublet of strâmt, which was inherited.
strict m or n (feminine singular strictă, masculine plural stricți, feminine and neuter plural stricte)