Synonym of exacting

Alternative for exacting

Synonym: exigent, fastidious, stern, strict,

exacts, exacted, exacting

Synonym: accurate, correct, detailed, precise,

Antonym: inexact,

Adjective

Making great demands on one's skill, attention, or other resources
demanding hard tough challenging difficult testing arduous gruelling laborious taxing onerous stringent toilsome burdensome grueling Augean backbreaking back-breaking effortful exigent formidable heavy hellacious herculean killer killing moiling murderous persnickety pick-and-shovel punishing rigorous rough rugged severe stiff strenuous sweaty tall tiring uphill Herculean painstaking careful critical grievous hypercritical nit-picking oppressive precise thorough trying weighty by the book exhausting fatiguing harsh crushing stressful wearing wearisome wearying draining sapping grinding troublesome knackering brutal excruciating hellish grim tiresome enervating tedious irksome debilitating crippling harrowing operose painful labored fierce laboured torturous cruel worrying unsparing distressing bothersome toilful bitter energy-consuming agonizing relentless forbidding vigorous ponderous daunting tortuous agonising bruising vexatious galling grave serious depleting unpleasant enervative ambitious no picnic traumatic austere colossal unforgiving hairy unremitting extreme inhuman intolerable hardhanded shattering searing unbearable bleak dire nerve-racking hectic tough going awful mighty strict thorny intense imperious cumbersome disturbing merciless superincumbent pressing gargantuan mean vexing hefty hostile upsetting distressful solemn worrisome uncomfortable sticky bad weary excessive spartan frustrating pressured energetic titanic tricky fraught wicked upstream intimidating exasperating unyielding gigantic staggering straitened really hard very hard sombre somber slavish inconvenient awkward troubling difficile immoderate dismal discomforting unkind tense steep Sisyphean unfair monumental embittering anxious impossible drudging impressive murder busy boring time-consuming prohibitive agitating domineering despotic overwhelming strained unrelenting backbreaker immense headache dark jarring worksome unfriendly savage dour unjust unfortunate major almighty wretched disagreeable inexorable high-pressure dreadful sad inhospitable scabrous unendurable woeful perilous disastrous ominous disheartening gloomy hazardous discouraging tormenting terrible dangerous threatening anxiety-ridden precarious comfortless depressing unreasonable huge searching exorbitant prostrating physical massive uncharitable withering prodigious thoroughgoing responsible unrelaxing overburdening a nuisance protracted lengthy hardworking mammoth knotty an imposition dogged racking drastic aggravating forceful heroic courageous chastening overtaxing overpowering plodding large order heavy sledding carking slow very difficult nagging pestilent tight no piece of cake shocking exerting insufferable a stinker of a heartbreaking tragic problematic heart-rending tyrannical aggressive bold stern dicey easier said than done high-impact torturesome drudgy vicious unnerving uphill battle hard-won marathon problem not easy like getting blood out of a stone ferocious considerable significant life-threatening acute repressive dictatorial daring grandiose autocratic sobering big intensive peracute menacing consequential ugly industrious undemocratic draconian sober calamitous biting frantic chaotic tyrannous dismaying regrettable grand elaborate extravagant intrepid lamentable nasty active eventful frenzied frenetic lively authoritarian iron-fisted pretentious visionary lofty overbearing pitiless ruthless coercive anti-democratic punitive hurtful afflicting heartrending magnificent high-handed overweening peremptory turbulent restless dispiriting ironhanded rough going depressive heavy-handed confining large-scale flustering animated madhouse tireless full tumultuous riotous furious bustling wild full on unruly spirited rowdy action-packed bumpy raucous adverse unfavorable unfavourable injurious negative cheerless unpropitious ill-fated hard-pressed lurid joyless hopeless unwelcome shadowy discommodious tortured harmful morose undesirable troubled full of hardship doubtful glum miserable objectionable gray mournful black ill-omened treacherous direful ill-boding sinister doleful chilling grey inauspicious foreboding parlous nightmarish desolate messy jeopardous morbid apocalyptic rocky very bad disquieting annoying unsettling harassing concerning prickly irritating alarming perturbing delicate ticklish perplexing sensitive dodgy problematical discomposing disconcerting troublous nerve-wracking niggling complicated involved complex intricate scary touchy harrying nail-biting anxious-making frightening creepy uneasy maddening disruptive controversial provoking discommoding gut-wrenching vile tricksy spiny catchy nervous abominable convoluted baffling rotten displeasing discomfiting intemperate inclement iffy uncertain infuriating chancy disappointing disorderly embarrassing startling distasteful undisciplined devilish pesky humiliating horrid hateful foul horrible rebellious atrocious pestilential vexed violent nettlesome detestable disobedient appalling unsteady unstable odious compromising sickening disgusting uncooperative recalcitrant shameful demeaning degrading mortifying apprehensive lousy intrusive impeding unmanageable naughty intractable execrable discountenancing dubious suspect questionable cringeworthy yukky unpalatable yucky uncongenial unlovely unpleasing unsavory fiendish cringey icky inopportune untimely great insubordinate unsavoury offensive sour badly behaved toe-curling incommodious puzzling cringe-making off-putting pessimistic unseemly stark abusive stretching echinated briery stimulating pointed confronting Spartan bare-bones barren barbarous stormy tempestuous plaguy pestiferous devastating unfathomable impenetrable abstruse uptight poignant unenviable terrifying panicky prophetic inordinate undue torturing raging wrenching unreliable unsure emotionally charged shaming importunate unhappy bemusing risky nice strong unconscionable swingeing sharp towering unmerciful ghastly sore remorseless infestive ungovernable damaging monotonous rigid afflictive infernal loathsome frightful horrendous hardheaded overextravagant overmuch headstrong overdue insane plethoric baroque undependable thankless capricious temperamental mercurial changeable inconstant volatile fickle variable hard-hearted confusing robust damnable mundane repetitive uncompromising ignominious grotty implacable repetitious longwinded long-winded humourless sedate humorless staid sobersided barro disgraceful discreditable dishonouring blush-making embarrassed beastly accursed infamous pernicious cussed fell heinous confounded flinty tormentous plaguing anguishing numbing mind-numbing interminable unsmiling obdurate no-nonsense uncomic astringent bewildering distracting dishonoring equivocal rattling gnarly up and down built on sand from hell hard-nosed po-faced cursed refractory repulsive revolting gross repellent abhorrent repugnant attention-seeking troublemaking obstreperous a bummer of a inexpedient nauseating unappealing crashing invidious obnoxious grody destructive fearful inappropriate limit rancid unfit untoward disadvantageous unbecoming ill-chosen improper unsuitable ill-timed uncomplimentary unseasonable dysfunctional defiant delinquent wayward ill-disciplined mischievous impudent badly-behaved misbehaving whiny insolent pugnacious petulant socially impaired belligerent willful self-willed erratic errant hot-tempered disturbed roguish sullen cantankerous undisciplinable loudmouthed contumacious ill-behaved bellicose incorrigible maladjusted rude confrontational combative argumentative malicious truculent unrestrainable uncontrollable stubborn scrappy uncompliant rascally uncontainable peevish indocile

Adjective

Strict or exacting in standards
strict rigid rigorous stern harsh inflexible uncompromising demanding firm stringent unsparing brassbound cast-iron hard hard-line imperious severe tough unbending unyielding oppressive solid hard to please draconian unforgiving authoritarian heavy-handed austere relentless hard-nosed unrelenting merciless unsympathetic obdurate unwavering ruthless cruel resolute pitiless callous set rough adamant inexorable hard-boiled hard-hearted intransigent indurate fixed fierce unfeeling uncharitable ramrod invariable grim undeviating dour unadaptable iron-fisted unchangeable immutable stiff cold unpermissive unshakeable intractable heartless determined steadfast flinty remorseless stony unmerciful brutal tight immovable insensitive no-nonsense ironclad single-minded unalterable illiberal unvarying implacable inhuman extreme cold-blooded inhumane bullheaded obstinate unpitying stoney affectless binding stonyhearted compassionless desensitized take-no-prisoners ironhearted hard and fast unkind tyrannical confining desensitised stony-hearted picky forbidding hardhearted set in stone stuffy disciplinary adamantine unchanging changeless headstrong savage grave stubborn unemotional unfriendly dyed-in-the-wool despotic thick-skinned sadistic uncaring unswerving onerous insensate slash-and-burn soulless case-hardened pachydermatous dead set drastic hard-and-fast icy gruff mean hard-hitting formidable hard-core by the book dead set on bound cold-hearted astringent hardened dogged browbeating hardheaded locked in established intense entrenched incommutable inalterable rooted challenging inclement hostile bullying locked complicated immoderate diehard systematic meticulous scrupulous painstaking spartan ironfisted staunch militant ungiving exact irreversible concrete unsentimental static incompliant ironhanded tenacious drawing compelling poignant forceful convincing valid powerful brick-wall acrimonious cool definite unmoving dire awkward difficult ferocious unappeasable writ in stone strait-laced tough nut to crack cut-and-dried decided upon apathetic desperate refractory pugnacious disciplinarian resolved absolute mulish ossified stiff-necked ascetic unflinching pressing ascetical autocratic domineering stand pat uptight with a heart of stone anesthetized feelingless cold fish uncompassionate unamiable churlish sensationless crotchety emotionless surly anaesthetized deadened cantankerous unempathetic uncordial unmollifiable unplacatable inescapable iron-handed unpacifiable two-fisted hard-bitten hard-shelled hardline not giving an inch puritanical pertinacious ineluctable by the numbers necessary immobile unmovable compulsory formal unpersuadable serious bound and determined mean business no going back hell bent on like death and taxes solemn maleficent brutish wolfish violent truculent tormenting torturous barbaric reserved steely barbarous unsmiling frosty frigid chilly distant aloof tyrannous abusive intolerant dictatorial louring murderous suppressive remote lowering intimidating rugged regimented critical sombre earnest ungentle somber controlled disciplined hardhanded mean-looking hard-shell closely controlled strictly controlled rigidly enforced remove pigheaded opinionated perverse willful self-willed wilful inconvincible pat self-opinionated persistent steady stable unshakable strong persevering constant iron-willed settled fast recalcitrant bloody-minded iron sturdy frozen unbendable contumacious cussed unmalleable unfaltering unreasonable vigorous bull-headed balky strong-willed die-hard permanent uniform uncompliant enduring deep-rooted radical uncooperative inveterate strong-minded stationary unbreakable secure set in one's ways unfluctuating abiding dogmatic unmodifiable deep-seated unmanageable stalwart hidebound committed lusty ornery purposeful decided indomitable bolshie resistant still final hearty determinate dedicated robust nonmoving indefatigable winner-take-all zero-sum narrow-minded immotile assertive consistent regular bold confirmed hard as nails ingrained riveted long-standing pig-headed irremovable anchored perpetual aggressive stout durable devoted zealous sedate staid even all-or-nothing win-or-lose unswayable unvaried humourless humorless sober fanatical contrary lasting unfailing invariant uncomic rock-ribbed defiant inexpugnable sobersided froward flat unflagging punishing stuck certain closed-minded sure tireless same weighty intent sustained impenetrable doctrinaire unabated cross-grained unremitting ordered unbudging equable hanging tough fossilized cut-throat nonmotile po-faced stubborn as a mule deep-dyed emphatic rebellious stabile insubordinate deaf to reason incontrovertible deep untoward faithful bred-in-the-bone intrenched mule devout fossilised restive unbudgeable immobilized bitter explicit moored hitched predictable insistent untiring hooked attached heavy unshaken unaccommodating monolithic nailed overbearing indurated excessive punitive hardy unrelieved trying toughened assiduous monotonous hard-headed sedulous true-blue inured driven undiversified habitual ineradicable unchanged true reliable made fast energetic ageless level unmoved stroppy cutthroat standing pat opinionative bloodthirsty businesslike ardent contrarious decisive well-set immobilised feisty vindictive unqualified wrong-headed dug in dog-eat-dog never-failing go-getting solid as a rock pass-fail high stakes clear-cut shortsighted blind deaf incontestable high-stake petrified stiffened noncompliant renitent fastened Draconian bony immalleable rigidified non-compliant jammed immotive reactionary traditionalist conservative punitory loyal unstoppable close-minded braced heady ultra-conservative unprogressive regimental jelled unflappable impassive convinced eternal pounding mortal unimpressionable biased embedded lacking compassion unimpressible dependable set-on one-sided preconceived unflexible crisp tough nut stick to guns set in concrete quiescent unitary undifferentiated proof against persuasion impertinent bullhead unrepentant fixed as the laws of the Medes and the Persians not changeable obscene pornographic X-rated indelible sacrosanct well-established snug clenched tightened clinched focused hurtful monstrous coldhearted vengeful bestial with one's feet dug in with one's toes dug in steel calm do or die hold one's ground hold the fort sticking to one's guns standing one's ground hold the line independent vicious forcible virulent uninterrupted continuous complex rule-bound well grounded blimpish implanted good down-the-line trusty pious stanch cynical agreed unwaivering thick long-lived staying put secured unabating monomaniacal never-ending interminable ceaseless incessant continuing unceasing hellbent obsessed continual non-stop arranged preset grounded firmly established obsessive predetermined allotted specified prearranged imperishable unfading unquestionable absolutist irrevocable defined decreed precise prescribed hell-bent on bent on bent upon full of determination focussed do-or-die hell-bent hell-bent upon out rock hard shrewd practical realistic tactless based on deeply felt fogyish stick-in-the-mud conformist planned express bureaucratic officious involved fitted clasped lodged never-changing matter-of-fact down-to-earth allegiant wholehearted liege unquestioning tried-and-true trustworthy fixed as the laws of the Medes and Persians high-handed unblinking authoritative world-weary definitive stipulated stated inconsiderate thoughtless undaunted in the bag not subject to change hard-edged compacted packed hard-handed compact rocky concentrated consolidated compressed inept undiplomatic bungling similar lacking sentiment not changing gutsy identical matching equivalent as hard as nails as tough as old boots toughened by experience OTT overstrict coercive non-variable non-relative gritty unamenable fussy equal homogeneous resilient ambitious enterprising straight fated orderly fateful well-proportioned plumb well-balanced in black and white symmetrical unbroken consonant incorrigible of a piece normal compatible methodical smooth fastidious boorish argumentative finicky hungry over the top eager keen competitive motivated oafish bearish irascible troublesome discontented dissatisfied fractious obstreperous avid spirited confident thirsty desirous diligent active enthusiastic aspiring dynamic burdensome nasty grievous searing excruciating repressive fiery leathery hard-wearing substantial sound seasoned quiet situated located irritable tiresome vexed testy choosy captious snappy temperamental chippy quarrelsome disputative hypercritical prickly querulous thrawn huffy negative delicate overcritical obstructive particular over-particular ungracious grumbly disobliging importunate finical unpredictable hard to handle invidious fiendish sensitive ill-natured uppity touchy sour rude crabby hard to satisfy irritating impolite disputatious perfectionist inspired progressive pioneering pushy industrious assured burning unquenchable furious granite indestructible warlike gladiatorial scrappy motionless fit strapping brawny steeled molded mighty cohesive moulded dense healthy conditioned inert self-asserting full-blooded intensely competitive in-your-face self-seeking goal-oriented fiercely competitive get up and go stop at nothing power-hungry having killer instinct self-assertive self-starting self-driven hang-tough high-pressure go for broke self-assured can-do eager beaver power-loving gung ho high-reaching self-possessed self-confident hard-driving well-built heavy-duty withstanding long-lasting stock-still stopped categorical inactive halted made to last wanton tough as nails stagnant standing parked unstirring at a standstill lifeless at rest inanimate mean machine having a killer instinct uncalled-for gridlocked not moving rooted to the spot like a statue standing still latent sticky format not moving a muscle deadlocked stalled passive

Adjective

Fastidious and hard to please
fussy particular picky fastidious finicky demanding choosy pernickety nice persnickety dainty finical choosey finicking fussbudgety delicate old-maidish careful punctilious meticulous scrupulous discriminating critical hard to please overnice pedantic painstaking nitpicking faddy over-particular nit-picking faddish selective precise exact nit-picky overparticular rigorous perfectionist conscientious discerning squeamish strict difficult heedful assiduous thorough overcritical hair-splitting pass-remarkable methodical conscionable punctual difficult to please prissy over-fastidious hypercritical detailed cautious diligent correct accurate stickling captious inflexible laborious carping fine attentive sedulous refined fault-finding fussbudget studious ultra-careful religious hairsplitting niggling severe prim fiddly cavilling choicy eclectic select industrious overdelicate judicious searching tricky orderly elaborate thoroughgoing sticklerish tough obsessive trivial fretful fuddy-duddy loving strenuous quibbling mathematical censorious proper perceptive acute stiff disparaging nagging sharp overscrupulous faultfinding judgmental rejective caviling puritanical disapproving impossible to please observant cavillous exceptive sarcastic by the book by the numbers complex complicated awkward discriminatory rough overprecise mincing astute microscopic tasteful sensitive uncompromising queasy duteous pure prudish keen stuffy stringent rigid fixed priggish scientific very careful easily disgusted white-glove dotting the i's crossing the t's stiff-necked ceremonious stilted formal decorous starchy systematic deliberate strait-laced schoolmarmish overfastidious picky-picky old maidish exhaustive provident Victorian ordered controlled thoughtful faithful dedicated full circumspect intensive old womanish solid regardful concerned overconscientious polite civil seemly formalistic courteous conventional selfdisciplined chary discreet close earnest persevering minute hard-working in-depth going to great lengths deprecating stickler right on good eye pettifogging well organized judgemental criticizing criticising irritable crabby nitpicky testy perverse thorny negative unfair contrary unjust touchy cantankerous peevish very critical petty acrimonious petulant cross over-censorious over-exacting scolding humbling diagnostic demeaning calumniatory belittling biting cynical censuring derogatory analytical lowering critic judgy harsh reproachful trenchant cutting penetrating contemptuous choleric condemning withering satirical stern dogmatic precisionist over-rigorous over-strict literalist literalistic opinionated formalist purist scholastic casuistical niminy-piminy casuistic sophistical sophistic overexacting intractable obstinate upright trying stubborn overbearing unamenable unaccommodating unreasonable tiresome discriminative unmanageable troublesome unbending fractious hardheaded obdurate importunate dictatorial querulous tyrannical unflinching steadfast hard-line hard to satisfy excessively orderly timid timorous niggly anal overcautious overexact unswerving pinpoint unfavorable unfavourable scrutinising hard-to-please scrutinizing hairline zealous principled on someone's back right old-womanish undeviating unfailing honourable high-minded honorable upstanding extremely particular spot-on cultivated unerring moral ethical righteous right-minded loyal reliable shrewd insightful perspicacious cultured discriminational differential demure artistic aesthetic wise with good taste individualising prudent individualizing esthetic mimsy clamorous old-maid po-faced governessy nice-nelly schoolmistressy straitlaced straightlaced bluenosed hard imperious insistent exigent Grundyish square-toed blue-nose prim and proper straight moralistic good dapper genteel goody-goody wooden cleanly ceremonial overmodest spic-and-span snobbish spruce dignified needy possessive firm unsparing serious high-maintenance unrelenting grim recalcitrant boorish hard-nosed pigheaded argumentative pitiless resolute immovable oafish discontented dissatisfied bearish inexorable irascible obstreperous grumbly set in one's ways refractory snappy temperamental uptight quarrelsome irritating impolite unyielding disobliging strong-minded single-minded bloody-minded vexed unpredictable hard to handle invidious bull-headed fiendish ill-natured crotchety ornery uppity chippy headstrong feisty disputative sour cussed prickly rude thrawn huffy stroppy froward intransigent oppressive indomitable contrarious wrong-headed opinionative disputatious obstructive balky bolshie pertinacious ungracious

Adjective

Sharp or severe in manner or style
astringent severe harsh acerbic caustic stern austere mordant sharp cutting rough incisive penetrating piercing sarcastic sardonic scathing searing stinging strict trenchant acerb cruel grim hard hurtful poisonous rigid rigorous spiteful unkind vicious waspish wounding acidulous catty mordacious sarky snarky stringent acetic acrid biting bitter tonic acid tart pungent acidic vitriolic acrimonious venomous corrosive virulent keen barbed nasty critical satirical devastating satiric scalding sour pointed malicious smart-mouthed savage smart-aleck smart-alecky withering razor-edged vinegary hostile acetous rancorous unpleasant acidulated mean vindictive tangy blistering unfriendly fierce polemic unsweetened scornful hateful piquant rapier-like strong malignant acute malign unsparing maleficent malefic rude distasteful burning evil-intentioned ferocious malevolent slashing zingy scorching sourish tartish antagonistic brutal pernicious derisive zesty aggressive truculent splenetic salty abrasive dry polemical churlish resentful telling baleful mocking forceful abusive poignant snappy belittling vinegarish envenomed ill-natured amaroidal acetose pithy peppery acidy vituperative extremely critical brusque squint-eyed ironic controversial corroding cynical contentious sound unblunted contemptuous disparaging despiteful heartless merciless disrespectful smart offensive bad callous absinthian absinthal argumentative disputatious violent vitriolous stabbing unrelenting edged pitiless irascible provocative salt exciting racy witty stimulating sadistic menacing grudging hate-filled evil crabbed ruthless wanton snide cold-blooded smarting dripping with malice stinking overpowering sharp-tasting vengeful bilious hot with a kick briny soured green dirty viperous ornery destructive viperish toxicant cussed nippy taunting dripping venom full of spleen full of gall accidentally on purpose snappish snippy testy short disapproving active strong-smelling suffocating odorous vigorous emphatic forthright driving clear crisp explicit powerful distinct effective blunt potent unequivocal edgy crushing razor-sharp sneering scoffing ridiculing ironical jeering derisory derogatory insulting slighting denigratory jibing curt irreverent lampooning chaffing contumelious laconic disdainful double-edged teasing dismissive detracting pillorying wry deprecatory backhanded tongue-in-cheek uncomplimentary backbiting tough inconsiderate irritating ridiculous burlesque grievous arrogant spicy farcical snidey vehement deprecating angry galling insinuating terse drilling clear-cut impertinent coarse shrewish overwhelming distressing ill-tempered bad-tempered erosive wicked harmful demeaning degrading derogative depreciative detractive decrying pejorative depreciatory denigrative savoury pert savory sharp-worded thoughtless ungracious injurious damaging nauseating grating highly effective slanderous defamatory cold parodying humorous paradoxical spoof bantering spoofing unfeeling annoying contradictory alert atypical clever implausible defiant exaggerated twisted curious quick-witted twitting saucy scurrilous captious needling carping insensitive unsympathetic comfortless weisenheiming spiky gruff Hudibrastic Rabelaisian scathy lousy horrid sly subtle deadpan negative droll hard to take rubbing the wrong way accurate venomed waggish pertinent apathetic discouraging absurd ludicrous cockamamie pathetic silly cockamamy laughable risible comical preposterous matter-of-fact straight-faced low-key quietly humorous sharp-tongued poker-faced meaty meaningful right-on short-and-sweet legit pregnant insightful unhelpful excruciating out-of-line flip cocky fresh cheeky crusty gally sassy nervy laid on the line right to it in a nutshell on the nose boiled down calling a spade a spade on the button agonizing intense undermining disobliging invalidating contrary adverse obstructive awful harrowing terrible intolerable dreadful oppressive torturous discrediting vexatious grueling tormenting unbearable punishing extreme insufferable repressive grave for the birds wrenching painful consuming troublesome racking pounding agonising afflicting gruelling embittered very bad sullen begrudging sore aggrieved hurt disgruntled offended indignant morose discontented wounded dissatisfied choked jaundiced miffed peeved piqued peevish petulant with chip on shoulder put out hard done by grudge-bearing irreconcilable with a chip on one's shoulder crabby ill-disposed sulky

Adjective

Persistent or pressing, often annoyingly so
importunate clamant exigent pressing urgent indefatigable intransigent obstinate stubborn tenacious tireless unremitting acute aggressive burning clamorous compelling critical crying demanding dire dogged emergent entreating imperative imperious insistent instant nagging necessitous obdurate persevering persistent pertinacious unrelenting annoying avid disturbing earnest forceful harassing high-pressure overeager pushy solicitous suppliant troublesome overly solicitous important crucial vital high-priority serious necessary key constraining pivotal inescapable essential persuasive unyielding clamouring hurry-up claiming obliging irresistible distressing clamoring heat-on forcing immediate requiring of the utmost importance of the essence now or never grave desperate drastic determined resolute continuous severe peremptory pertinent extreme emphatic significant relevant terrible sore great climacteric paramount parlous fundamental principal primary foremost of interest life-and-death repeated incessant needful binding overriding coercive unavoidable immoderate demanding attention major prevalent adamant controversial active current topical firm unfaltering assertive contemporary lively heavy integral emergency intense impelling decided unwavering inexorable patient live leading required capital driving indispensable resolved pushful momentous weighty demanded chief reiterative resounding monotonous relentless perseverant called-for top-priority very great life and death must-have of great consequence pre-eminent dangerous perilous main hazardous awful precarious salient germane dreadful profound operative standout alarming egregious bad decisive sudden solid of note noteworthy high marked definite of concern vigorous afflictive life-threatening all-important

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Needing
requiring lacking needful needing without compelling demanding forcing involving necessitating pressing calling for dire immediate urgent important imperative vital critical crucial high-priority burning importunate serious exigent necessary clamant constraining acute imperious instant crying emergent necessitous key pivotal inescapable essential persuasive unyielding clamouring claiming of the utmost importance of the essence obliging now or never heat-on hurry-up irresistible distressing clamoring significant paramount indispensable required requisite needed of great consequence pre-eminent all-important life-and-death mandatory fundamental integral consequential vitally important must-have momentous compulsory called for obligatory grave central prerequisite desperate decisive great weighty substantive basic pertinent current all important cardinal extreme topical prevalent relevant severe controversial active drastic intense contemporary binding parlous terrible peremptory climacteric sore live very important deciding very great demanded primary heavy principal meaningful chief earth-shattering life-or-death world-shaking bottom-line insistent overriding coercive unavoidable worrying strategic determinative basal fatal major radical mission-critical business-critical demanding attention real clamorous underlined constitutive lively nitty-gritty much needed meat-and-potatoes name-of-the-game coal-and-ice of interest incumbent intrinsic involuntary forced core nonelective emergency impelling popular dominant widespread running appropriate compulsatory rudimentary innate inherent leading capital driving foremost quintessential expedient incumbent on prime wanted name of game specified desired preferred elementary proper recommended de rigueur prevailing earnest circulating common portentous historic alive debatable unsettled fateful apocalyptic determining effective top-priority called-for life and death epoch-making earth-shaking far-reaching of current interest life-saving world-shattering life or death of great moment of vital importance extremely important

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Excessive or unduly high
exorbitant excessive extravagant immoderate inordinate unconscionable expensive extreme outrageous undue unreasonable extortionate high preposterous unwarranted prohibitive ridiculous sky-high steep stiff disproportionate huge monstrous punitive ruinous baroque criminal devilish enormous excessively high extremely high fancy inflated insane intolerable lavish OTT overdue overextravagant overmuch overweening plethoric towering unmerciful absonant dear overboard overpriced pricey wasteful over the top a bit much a rip-off costing a bomb daylight robbery highway robbery over the odds costing the earth out of sight over one's head up to here costing an arm and a leg costly high-priced premium intemperate exaggerated high-cost high-end pricy too much unmeasurable big-ticket precious uncalled-for valuable priceless spendy dizzying unrestrained high-ticket overkill needless unnecessary superfluous uncalled for irrational ultraexpensive big-budget way out harsh severe unfair drastic profligate stratospheric upmarket prodigal O.T.T. draconian swingeing unjustifiable unwarrantable overabundant highly priced gross wanton improper unjust too great surplus heavy over-the-top iniquitous cruel profuse uncurbed austere self-indulgent egregious superabundant oppressive too-too imprudent illogical fantastic arbitrary stringent unjustified out of all proportion too many rich unrestricted scandalous unlimited unaffordable crippling rigorous tough shocking monumental overindulgent strict gratuitous punishing boundless sharp serious super limitless wild dissipated indulgent redundant unbounded recrementitious supernatural extra more senseless unrelenting flagrant substantial nonsensical ludicrous wicked prodigious far-out posh unrightful unlawful wrongful peremptory unmitigated out of bounds worth its weight in gold opulent imposing radical upscale uneconomical elevated hard desperate pretentious dire overinflated burdensome fulsome grandiose ostentatious beyond price forceful elaborate uncontrolled choice absurd extraordinary fine strong savage top magnificent epic over audacious impressive brutal showy supererogatory rough unseemly valued atrocious unacceptable appalling unbridled momentous far-reaching reckless gigantic impossible violent stern terrible disgraceful heinous grievous bizarre colossal ruthless immense relentless massive striking cher giant mountainous unyielding vast great pitiless inhuman unbalanced zealous villainous an arm and leg overgenerous horrifying fanciful mammoth dreadful utter shameful whopping tremendous highly-priced reprehensible stupendous uncivilised uncivilized ungodly downright absolute sheer silly very expensive illegitimate de trop out-and-out in excess abounding exclusive unreasoned penal wildly excessive high-value raised unduly expensive increased boosted swanky demanding very too overblown sweeping theatrical overdone dramatic crushing exquisite deluxe effusive gushy unreserved gushing executive fancy-pants unsuitable inappropriate blown up out of all proportion tall very high large ambitious untempered excess a lot farcical additional onerous lofty non-essential unneeded decadent dissipative riotous debauched immodest big bold fantastical implausible grossly excessive inexcusable despotic authoritarian tyrannical summary soaring bitter hardhanded rugged grim foolish incredible unmerited unbecoming undeserved invaluable crazy unreal lordly commanding murderous trying excruciating searing surplus to requirements suppressive iron-fisted repressive heavy-handed unthinkable inconceivable sneaky conscienceless knavish barbarous unholy exceeding inept untimely ill-advised underhanded unapt unfitting forbidden indecorous sinister inapt ill-timed illegal unseasonable out of control luxurious hardheaded intractable headstrong inexorable imperious preventing prohibiting forbidding limiting outré far-fetched multistorey supreme sky-scraping ornate not required cherished prizable inestimable splendid prized treasured irreplaceable treasurable imbalanced unprovoked robust intense at a premium glaring beyond the pale outstanding paramount titanic Brobdingnagian surpassing superior altitudinous rococo ballsy grand adventurous heroic an arm and a leg pretty penny obvious blatant very severe worth a king's ransom of inestimable worth of incalculable value of immeasurable worth of incalculable worth of immeasurable value without price of inestimable value improvident transcendent hulking sublime stellar ginormous infinite immeasurable astronomic humongous astronomical out of the question beyond your means uncompromising unbending unhampered mega unchecked mighty unfettered thumping monster extensive gargantuan uninhibited elegant decorated airy imperial preeminent spiring aerial unmatchable ultimate towery skyscraping manifest conspicuous financial means conditional rigid remorseless unusual exceptional consequential rank patent super-duper grotesque over-elaborate flamboyant curlicued convoluted flowery fussy fanatical overt barefaced complete naked evident brazen outright shameless unconcealed transparent palpable undisguised plain arrant unconventional uncommon thorough remarkable ferocious pronounced unqualified florid overelaborate overdecorated busy bedecked wedding-cake gingerbread fabulous apparent significant major capital embellished ornamental ornamented gilt decorative very elaborate brass-necked out and out out of proportion horrible infamous abominable offensive unspeakable nefarious abhorrent horrendous beastly evil odious horrid vicious hideous loathsome nauseating ghastly foul unbearable nasty vile sickening insupportable diabolical unendurable insufferable barbaric infernal fiendish maddening exasperating distressing execrable godawful hellacious depraving flagitious debasing contumelious scurrilous malevolent shaming disgracing ignoble despicable contemptible debauching corrupt notorious degenerate sinful opprobrious very bad thriftless rampant indefensible spendthrift abandoned exuberant generous unthrifty squandering liberal runaway luxuriant abundant unpardonable unforgivable copious unhindered bountiful raw careless dissolute bounteous high-rolling openhanded uncontrollable greedy irresponsible sybaritic ample unstinting sumptuous out of order hedonistic plentiful prolific galore ungovernable aplenty plenty licentious profusive inconsiderate merciless no end incontinent a dime a dozen without justification turbulent free without cause without reason impetuous wrong indiscriminate raging pervasive ungrounded pleasure-seeking lush epicurean open unequal out of line unconstrained irregular overflowing voluptuous teeming firm out of hand off lotus-eating swarming inflexible inexpiable enthusiastic alive with thick with crawling with high-flown heedless sensual fast-living rabid unruly blameworthy culpable remiss unworthy regrettable unstoppable uncontainable irrepressible unquenchable thoughtless groundless incommensurate 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Extremely good or impressive
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Arrogant and domineering
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Feeling sick with an urge to vomit
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Established and not likely to experience any changes
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Capable of making fine distinctions
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