Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Exacting.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Un programme si rigoureusement exigeant qu'il suffit de se laisser aller quelques jours pour se retrouver en jachère.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • She was never pert, never exigeant, never romantic, and never humble.

    The Claverings

  • He was, moreover, suspicious of neglect, and vindictive when neglected; querulous of others, and intolerant of reproof himself; exigeant among men, and more than politely flattering among women.

    La Vend�e

  • She could not do otherwise than accept him, for he was rich, and she had nothing; but he turns out ill – tempered and exigeant, and wants a young woman, a beautiful young woman of five – and – twenty, to be as steady as himself.

    Mansfield Park

  • I was fastidious, exigeant, you understand, with a thousand francs in my pocket.

    Down and Out in Paris and London

  • Our Colonel, in writing to Lady Albury, had declared Aldershot to be a most exigeant place — by which he had intended to imply that his professional cares were too heavy to allow his frequent absence; but nevertheless he would contrive occasionally to fly up to London for a little relief.

    Ayala's Angel

  • Nor was Aunt Emmeline very exigeant, though she was fantastic and sometimes disagreeable.

    Ayala's Angel

  • I could not leave this most exigeant of all places this week.

    Ayala's Angel

  • Frank had been a good son as regards money — not exigeant as was Lady Arabella, or selfishly reckless as was his nephew Lord

    Doctor Thorne

  • Men were sick of it all, and would not be exigeant.

    Phineas Finn

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