Đồng nghĩa của exact

Alternative for exact

exacts, exacted, exacting

Đồng nghĩa: accurate, correct, detailed, precise,

Trái nghĩa: inexact,

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Accurate or correct in all details
accurate true correct precise faithful veracious literal right faultless identical perfect unerring authentic close particular strict definite detailed impeccable specific unequivocal clear downright errorless explicit express good proper thorough distinct sharp verbatim dead-on error-free blow-by-blow inch-perfect on-target spot on spot-on bang on clear-cut dead on bull's-eye on the button on the money right on on target on the beam on the mark on the nail nailed down on the numbers meticulous absolute factual direct certain complete definitive truthful unambiguous genuine defined veridical unvarnished reliable valid scrupulous realistic actual categorical rigorous minute flawless unquestionable sure undistorted infallible unembellished painstaking appropriate full so matter-of-fact concrete careful very just lifelike on the nose honest straightforward exhaustive pinpoint punctilious unmistakable convincing credible regular veritable conclusive word for word solid established comprehensive plain hard real legitimate conscientious authoritative particularized true to life circumstantial undeniable ideal set unimpeachable elaborate methodical undisputed natural determined unadulterated fixed letter-perfect undoubted itemized irrefutable fitting word-perfect suitable unqualified particularised undeviating unfailing effective dinkum sound outright rigid fact-based delicate systematic model judicious kosher trustworthy special inerrant pure fair objective unrefuted naturalistic deadly dependable well defined verisimilar indubitable certified whole itemised immaculate unembroidered narrow obvious acceptable in-depth consummate manifest nice positive without error sensible crystal clear bona fide telling it like it is picture-perfect specified as it really happened unabridged picture-book fine word-for-word refined conventional formal unblemished certifiable assured total standard verifiable scientific extensive diametrical just right documentary nonfictional unbroken extreme historical unelaborated determinate unexaggerated guaranteed univocal clearly defined punctual accepted similar limited irreproachable veristic unmistaken true-to-life thoroughgoing logical official stark reasonable even confirmed all-inclusive requisite sure-enough legit indefectible apparent graphic all-embracing rational seamless clocklike intensive critical satisfactory final sweeping black-and-white supreme commonsensical levelheaded cut-and-dried entire cogent prudent watertight vivid individual understandable lucid efficient peculiar well-defined satisfying round cinematic filmic free of error stringent fastidious required dead right sheer well-grounded undivided discriminating discriminative skillful deft skilful given unalloyed photographic simple expected surgical ultraprecise typical rich flat mathematical reserved letter-for-letter hairline usual restricted discrete proven elaborated best apt bounded echt near tailor-made lethal in depth letter for letter seriatim secure decisive incontrovertible representative amen pukka pucka single moral blunt circumscribed recognized living exemplary speaking opportune optimal measured emphatic righteous believable stainless selective dead profound naturalist distinctive to the letter sincere upright justifiable reasoned commonsense fit existent finite encyclopedic archetypal photo-realistic three-dimensional normal sure-fire just so quintessential spotless commonsensible informed specialised textbook orthodox foolproof analytic analytical specialized exquisite defensible defendable firm classic encyclopaedic virtuous stated plausible thoughtful coherent safe sober open definable intellectual clean inerrable de facto all right well-founded on the right track desired right-minded right as rain on the ball predetermined fail-safe recognised clearly expressed unblurred transparent florid exactly right well-advised well grounded polar on the level as true as I'm sitting here for real well founded spelled out as true as I'm standing here severe assiduous tough all the way royal plenty whole-hog from A to Z all-out soup to nuts full-dress slam-bang especial canonical case intrinsic topical singular separate isolated resembling straight preferable bare like unswerving precision gospel unfaked pictorial alike uncanny inevitable vérité line-for-line unwavering what really happened what actually happened prepared invariable relevant visual retentive hunky-dory well aimed reputable in accordance with the facts significant literatim deep utter failsafe in accordance with reality verbal ordinary written to a T polished out-and-out thoroughpaced irrefragable undisputable pertinent prototypical personal immediate plentiful copious profuse abundant lavish ample copybook on the dot same selfsame intense photogenic acute camera-friendly picturesque unquestioned undoubting perfected to a turn overt creditable last unconditional deciding intricate experienced guileless ingenuous archetypical characteristic without blemish without fault unchallengeable liberal sufficient just what the doctor ordered just what we need inveterate universal vested accustomed mainstream familiar rooted acknowledged OK unmitigated not figurative dead-center artless unaffected developed indisputable incontestable uncontested crimeless unspotted intact unguilty exclusive weighty consequent peremptory O.K. uncompromising unpretending average unpretentious undesigning admissible arrant patent enumerated finicky okay equitable stone line for line line by line telling honest-to-goodness well-suited ultimate perspicuous absolutely right exactly correct very accurate penetrating firsthand unarguable persuasive uncontradicted accomplished tangible unanswerable unambivalent evident nonambiguous solemn identified point-by-point by the book to the point the real McCoy based on facts straight from the horse's mouth stone cold no ifs ands or buts nailed-on dinky-di made to order just the job demarcated all there holding water holding up responsible holding up in wash got it together together unassailable advisable right-thinking standing up cool unadorned sole identifiable straight-out designated essential elemental along the right lines for sure on track right stuff real McCoy practical at length terminable delimited necessary approved earmarked select representational broad-ranging in detail legible comprehensible well-marked graspable audible intelligible lucent true-blue undeceptive diametric on the right lines cooking with gas according to Hoyle in every respect due hands-down black and white open-and-shut sharply defined hard and fast cut and dried surefire unbeatable can't-miss efficacious enlightened sagacious circumspect philosophic reflective collected deductive thinking synthetic intelligent discerning ratiocinative trustable reasoning cerebral perspicacious principled intimate conditioned assigned convinced prescribed authorized forthright frank candid original unprejudiced unbiased custom-built purpose-built as sure as eggs is eggs beyond question beyond a doubt applicable ethical settled substantiated shrewd corroborated colorable knowing validated verified justified determinable first-hand recommended outspoken easily understandable honourable suggested predictable subject to limitations confined bound not infinite maintainable calculable supportable tenable sustainable empirical cognitive empiric tried and true handy agreeable useful helpful steady undeceivable omniscient effectual always effective apodictic tried and tested never failing high-principled true-life card-carrying high-minded upstanding beyond doubt optimum upfront harsh unconcealed brutal undisguised unveiled on the line on the up and up like it is intended prerequisite chosen preferred needed describable known ascertainable perceptible becoming suited befitting meet qualified felicitous pretty arranged very same honorable anti-corruption conscionable noble incorruptible agreed straight from horse's mouth raw peak top prime selected rightful de règle warranted warrantable well-thought-out well-reasoned decent respectable explicable idyllic foremost ruled straight from the shoulder vindicable trusty thinking twice extremely careful heedful fair-minded looked-for anticipated finest plain-spoken warts and all open and shut choicest choice balanced sought after called for authorised best possible pre-eminent best-case sinless blameless incorrupt untarnished innocent guiltless cleanhanded inculpable white uncorrupted lily-white squeaky-clean ten aces beyond criticism unsullied A-okay unflawed note-perfect squeaky clean beyond reproach fleckless apple-pie above suspicion above reproach whiter than white as pure as the driven snow

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Done or made with care and precision

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Accurate and careful about minor details
meticulous precise careful exacting rigorous painstaking punctilious scrupulous conscientious methodical strict systematic controlled ordered orderly severe conscionable demanding finicky fussy heedful punctual well organized fastidious particular pedantic thorough assiduous diligent nice perfectionist picky persnickety pernickety attentive nitpicking correct accurate laborious finical overnice studious sedulous ultra-careful religious hair-splitting nit-picky overscrupulous industrious searching minute loving close hypercritical captious choosy discriminating stiff precisionist elaborate persevering choosey hard-working literalist dogmatic literalistic formalist purist stickling over-exacting scholastic fault-finding quibbling pettifogging casuistical nit-picking casuistic sophistical sophistic carping formal dainty critical cavilling detailed difficult civil caviling courteous mathematical proper stilted decorous starchy ceremonious squeamish stiff-necked deliberate over-particular seemly old-maidish observant rigid dedicated fussbudgety delicate finicking faddy faithful hard to please thoroughgoing cautious prim inflexible strenuous tough prissy by the book by the numbers faultfinding unfavorable disapproving unfavourable earnest fussbudget stickler microscopic circumstantial faddish selective duteous uncompromising overdelicate overparticular stringent unflagging white-glove dotting the i's crossing the t's sticklerish fixed puritanical priggish scientific overfastidious obsessive trivial fretful picky-picky old womanish fuddy-duddy old maidish upright reliable complete dependable overcritical pass-remarkable stately dignified solemn exhaustive judicious provident walking on eggs playing safe minding p's and q's hanging in heart and soul into hanging tough courtly thoughtful full circumspect intensive solid regardful concerned refined difficult to please queasy impossible to please selfdisciplined chary discreet imperial imposing deferential in-depth ritual regal going to great lengths very careful easily disgusted measured affected hairsplitting majestic pompous imperious grandiose slow-moving just so overconscientious polite formalistic conventional right on good eye

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Clean and tidy in appearance or character
neat tidy orderly trim shipshape prim trig uncluttered spruce organised organized groomed crisp smart kempt methodical tidied systematic bandbox antiseptic smug natty snug systematised systematized regular arranged methodic straight immaculate fastidious besuited nice dainty spotless tricksy proper correct finical finicky well-ordered in order well ordered well turned out spick and span neat and tidy spick-and-span well kept well organized in good order well groomed picked up well-kept in good shape in apple-pie order well-turned out apple-pie order shipshape and Bristol fashion arranged well as neat as a new pin neat as a pin well-designed structured efficient meticulous ordered businesslike logical careful precise planned coherent methodized formal fixed well-regulated well thought out consistent standardized scrupulous deliberate disciplined together systematical standardised well planned well regulated slick uniform routine standard practical regulated thoroughgoing controlled coordinated analytical complete painstaking out-and-out by the numbers joined-up by the book dapper elegant chic sleek taut well-groomed nonrandom well-organized punctilious framed thorough rangé scientific set-up clean alike conventional all together in shape to rights neat as button neat as pin even steady rhythmic symmetrical unchanging unvarying periodic set constant repeated recurring periodical measured patterned dependable invariable mechanical reliable harmonious balanced congruous cyclic consonant successive accordant alternating serial punctual regimented sorted out strict well-dressed well-turned-out presentable chipper clean-cut straightened out well turned-out as if one had just stepped out of a bandbox well-maintained effective tight well-arranged rigid self-controlled impeccable well-presented well thought-out snappy sorted spiffy sharp compact in place in position cleanly well arranged personable soigné well disciplined well-pressed law-abiding well-behaved peaceable settled well looked-after well maintained in good condition fit to be seen in tip-top condition put to rights Bristol fashion as fresh as paint in sync no-nonsense unvaried monotonous strictly regulated unbroken dull correlated cataloged classified tabulated restricted grouped formed catalogued prearranged prepared formulated closely controlled strictly controlled on a tight rein

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(of a person) Strictly conventional in one's manner or behavior
formal conventional prim stiff precise staid correct proper stuffy unbending aloof inflexible reserved unsympathetic affected detached haughty remote starched starchy stilted unfriendly antisocial austere forbidding official restrained reticent seemly serious taciturn unapproachable uncommunicative undemonstrative unforthcoming unresponsive unsocial withdrawn polite strait-laced stiff-necked straight arrow by the numbers stand-offish keeping people at arm's length cool cold distant frigid frosty standoffish unemotional offish icy chilly unsociable dispassionate indifferent unfeeling ceremonious decorous cold-eyed passionless composed cold-blooded placid collected sedate wooden unwelcoming impersonal emotionless glacial calm unclubbable asocial standoff sober rigid solitary dry gelid uncompanionable stony solemn self-contained buttoned-up secretive somber impassive close sombre quiet demure serene uncordial chill tranquil grave hostile unruffled dignified clammy peaceful inhibited phlegmatic antiseptic brittle imperturbable self-controlled hard-eyed unflappable steady punctilious nice together possessed guarded coolheaded unperturbed lukewarm untroubled unloving recollected undisturbed unworried retiring stately shy unenthusiastic close-mouthed self-possessed self-composed inhospitable cautious diffident modest unconcerned supercilious disdainful apathetic cool as cucumber wintery bashful gentle mild soft-spoken misanthropic noncommittal reclusive backward eremitic self-restrained wintry coldish affectless frozen arctic cold-hearted unshaken hard-boiled flinty steely unsmiling stern severe stolid mannered uninterested stoical impassible stoic numb incurious earnest businesslike passive clinical uncongenial controlled uncharitable repellent neutral uppity cold-shoulder equal proud mean-looking cold as ice impartial uninvolved laid back thick-skinned uptight unmoved unaffectionate contained genteel off unexcitable unamicable ungenial insolent annoyed offended impudent impertinent procacious offhand unaffable hesitant spiritless unexcited unneighbourly unkind hardhearted callous stony-hearted insociable arrogant uncaring unhappy unneighborly hateful depressing stuck-up down-to-earth grounded pacific put on airs insensitive ardorless impervious impotent unromantic loveless forced strict harsh unnatural laboured hard unsentimental silent strained artificial priggish grim matter-of-fact rigorous unrelaxed lifeless inhuman bureaucratic labored dour private unrelenting stringent featureless depersonalized uncolored gray colourless straight depersonalised faceless candid grey measured nondiscriminatory unpassioned colorless abstract anonymous poker-faced careful soulless monolithic constrained exacting media-shy gruff fierce tough unforgiving authoritarian unyielding louring illiberal serious-minded solid rough lowering ramrod intimidating rugged closemouthed shrinking timid tight-lipped introverted laconic self-effacing dumb limpid level smooth obdurate ungentle astringent inexorable retired snobbish Olympian strictly business cold turkey boring stick-in-the-mud hard-nosed no-nonsense heavy-handed deliberate cold sober snooty lofty hard-hearted on ice stuck up cold fish lone wolf putting on airs disinterested heartless nonchalant casual objective unprejudiced uncurious unbiased laid-back curt unexpressive unpleasant antipathetic nonpartisan evenhanded unaffected untouched insouciant uncivil insensible removed introvert rude heedless mute nasty unstirred antagonistic inattentive mom speechless pococurante menacing brooding fair-minded mum blasé unaroused discourteous ungracious unimpressed disagreeable hardened negative clammed up heedless of equitable sententious cool, calm and collected uncommitted inimical relaxed just fair unamiable cross nonaligned easy listless sparing outside square stark oblivious deadpan uncompassionate cruel glowering unpitying expressionless flat dried-up apathetic about uninvolved in uninterested in on the fence abstracted preoccupied unmoved by brusque coldhearted impolite complacent perfunctory undecided inactive inert obnoxious uninvolved with surly bored by sour ill-natured superior nonbelligerent noncombatant sullen untalkative tongue-tied careless unmindful of deaf to negligent oblivious to neuter nonparticipating middle-of-road unaligned bystanding disengaged pacifistic jaundiced mortal adversary adversarial ill-disposed incommunicable muted rational nongregarious scowling disapproving equable resolute even-handed bad-tempered independent spacey tightlipped grouchy halfhearted aversive repugnant mean dead blank bland vacant toneless hollow hard-headed inapproachable short nonplussed on sidelines insular incommunicative open-minded inaccessible non-partisan nowhere unimpassioned immovable nonemotional frowning uncommunicable spaced-out insusceptible unsusceptible out of it insensate ill-tempered unrevealing balanced unimpressionable eremetic crass tactless obtuse imperceptive grim-faced hard as nails feelingless bloodless without fear or favour with no axe to grind stony-eyed conservative avoidant introspective half-hearted tepid unsavoury indifferent about incurious about abrupt objectionable unattractive unlikeable unenthused unincluded selfish ungenerous analytic terse dismissive camera-shy dispassionate about not interested timorous inward-looking mopey mopish distrustful xenophobic sheepish coy recessive inscrutable unfazed level-headed cool-headed unreceptive suspicious unsavory socially inhibited overbearing wicked uninquiring unagitated unfavorable unfavourable logical discreet close-lipped inarticulate aseptic retreated thoughtful recluse alienated unimpressible uninfluenced pompous unselfish isolated marble inexpressive blah indurated inexcitable ungainly not caring contemptuous withering seclusive unconversational non-discriminatory cynical ascetic hermitlike ungregarious dry-eyed undismayed secret enduring resigned philosophic indomitable hermitic hermit-like hermitical tight-mouthed wordless dark clamlike carefree selfless along for the ride going with the flow rolling with the punches non-emotional non-communicative self-sufficient all alone mumchance unwilling to mix with other people blithe without prejudice free from discrimination free from self-interest evasive hush-hush unswayed contrived immune at a loss for words honest unbigoted pokerfaced unmindful easy-going nonaffected dried up buttoned up devil-may-care happy-go-lucky embarrassed repressed self-conscious awkward uneasy on the QT immune to impervious to stubborn unanxious sitting on the fence on the level lighthearted slaphappy gay lightsome debonair straight-faced proof against subdued unrelated unconnected autonomous unallied compassionless inconsiderate supine deaf unbothered not bothered at ease forgetful self-centered feckless lackadaisical blind undaunted self-centred aggressive pitiless thoughtless merciless ferocious quarrelsome without a care in the world not giving a toss inhumane ruthless desensitized indurate case-hardened pachydermatous remorseless stonyhearted stoney unsparing slash-and-burn take-no-prisoners unmerciful ironhearted uninviting unmannerly lacking compassion formidable inured to with a heart of stone desensitised as hard as nails unsensitive crabbed threatening glum churlish competitive unpromising contrary against warlike vengeful conflicting acrimonious opposed opposite estranged censorious combative grudging malicious disaffected malignant spiteful grumpy savage fell sinister morose bleak sulky unconcerned about splenetic vicious cantankerous crusty truculent offhand about apathetic towards casual about regardless nonchalant about uncaring about not on speaking terms frivolous about reckless about dismissive of mindless of unimpressed by regardless of careless of cavalier about unresponsive to weary of lukewarm about phlegmatic about unenthusiastic about highbrow scornful boot-faced not giving a monkey's

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Precisely the same
selflike selfsame carbon-copy clone corresponding duplicate equal equivalent identical indistinguishable interchangeable in the same manner mount similar twin same comparable matching like synonymous tantamount alike uniform homogeneous commensurate parallel undifferentiated double Xerox related ditto consistent analogous compatible very correspondent congruous congruent coequal even look-alike identic close cognate near the same impossible to tell apart same difference carbon copy one and the same very same conformable of a piece much of a muchness resemblant dead ringer cut from the same cloth substitutable like two peas in a pod homogenous unvaried much the same like peas in a pod matched self-same twinlike undifferenced relatable on par almost identical exchangeable proportionate undiverse exactly the same Tweedledum and Tweedledee spitting image a dead ringer like Tweedledum and Tweedledee the dead spit carbon dupe likewise aforesaid similarly aforementioned approximative reciprocal complementary jibing companion kindred correlative congeneric relating symphonious congenerous allied harmonious invariant substitute connate resembling allying equalling suchlike not unlike such homologous consonant approximating connatural equaling congenial fungible unvarying conforming kin akin coextensive paired approximate agnate harmonized coupled convertible regular mated unchanging harmonised monotonous of a kind all of a piece relative proportional commutable standardised standardized reminiscent analogical amounting tallying invariable transposable agreeing concordant symmetrical swappable smooth verging on on a par of the same kind to the same degree identified autologous homologized switchable treadmill coordinating toning blending complementing harmonizing boring repetitive coincident synonymic apposite connected with allied with cognated incident harmonising coordinated in agreement approaching commensurable even-steven according same as copy synonymous with commensurate with equalized even-stevens coordinate bordering on as good a match equalised coterminous workalike mutual converse reciprocative changeable interconvertible break even much the same as undistinguishable balanced on a plane on level pegging evenly matched of a piece with stack up with all alike solid not a million miles away from evened samey equated all the same all one dual twofold concurrent associated facsimile duplex binary double-edged bipartite double-barreled geminate joint copied second duplicating accompanying bifold undeviating steady constant unwavering unfluctuating equable static fixed stable sustained incorrigible fateful well-proportioned rigid ordered straight inflexible habitual ossified immutable fated normal reliable plumb unbroken orderly systematic irreversible unmodifiable level true unalterable methodical monolithic well-balanced undiversified more or less the same

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Detailed and complicated in design and planning, involving many carefully arranged elements
elaborate complex complicated detailed intricate involved convoluted sophisticated thorough painstaking particularised particularized tangled extensive fancy full particular studied tortuous byzantine careful complicate daedal entangled involute involuted laboured labyrinthian labyrinthine minute perfected precise serpentine baffling bewildering circumstantial confusing gingerbread impenetrable imposing inextricable knotty labored prodigious skilful skillful many-faceted overdone overworked refined Byzantine Daedalian Gordian blow-by-blow highly wrought high tech baroque difficult meticulous perplexing hard tricky exhaustive puzzling thorny confused complete unfathomable comprehensive obscure delicate in-depth undecipherable accurate problematical fiddly tough deep interlaced recondite inscrutable abstruse mystifying enigmatic advanced specific subtle scrupulous explicit jumbled rigorous ornate close sweeping cryptic nuanced problematic troublesome itemized winding multifaceted serious all-inclusive mazy mixed fine multifarious methodical all-embracing demanding intensive profound challenging encyclopedic mixed up itemised exquisite encyclopaedic incomprehensible confounding mind-bending difficult to understand full of twists and turns elaborated radical seriatim punctilious thoroughgoing devious circuitous drawn-out mixed-up strict variegated heterogeneous long-drawn-out fastidious heavy muddled searching systematic sedulous total dainty all-encompassing cumbersome ramified widespread high-tech strenuous nice dense knotted terrible maze-like finicky ravelled hairsplitting awkward esoteric fathomless definite insoluble arduous raveled unanswerable Daedalean hi-tech formidable gnarly plotty long-winded layered inordinate messy mazelike state-of-the-art scrambled chaotic clever gimmicky new labyrinthial labyrinthical labyrinthal labyrinthiform labyrinthic taxing drastic developed faithful selective insolvable enumerated composite compounded miscellaneous multiplex mosaic mingled multiple manifold multiform conglomerate motley compound sinuous twisted intertwined interwoven extreme revolutionary intrinsic topical in depth point-by-point rococo daunting operose spiny hairy reticular effortful uphill profuse abundant plentiful lavish rich copious ample stage by stage step by step at length major appropriate actual dark liberal sufficient elite personal immediate disconcerting perfect can of worms experienced satisfying concentrated intense weighty murky hidden concealed elegant finical faultless exclusive high-level higher-level in detail broad-ranging uncanny worrying firsthand direct penetrating unintelligible abstract unclear all-out concerted fine-drawn persnickety superior finicking orderly finespun nifty mind-boggling inexplicable top-level absolute essential elemental vigorous all-absorbing untold ambiguous above one's head hard to solve vexing beyond comprehension rambling beyond one's grasp enigmatical unsolvable hard to explain mysterious paradoxical hazy mystical thought-provoking opaque over one's head ultra-fine hairline dead on winning unerring incorrupted well-crafted consummate intimate special categorical unqualified critical assiduous conscientious clocklike specialised specialized as clear as mud hard to understand first-hand explosive heavy-duty violent vehement excruciating vicious fearsome hellacious ghastly high-pressure fierce dreadful determined blistering furious resolute keen acute ferocious almighty fearful frightful well-made well-executed out-and-out persistent accelerated fast severe insistent speeded-up polished compendious cyclopedic efficient embracive panoramic inclusive omnibus universal leaving no stone unturned cover-all all-in broad-gauge broad-gauged ticklish sticky sensitive prickly touchy catchy tricksy dodgy arcane unaccountable controversial nasty beyond one wildering occult trying dicey uncertain precarious vexed mystic befuddling Delphic cabalistic secret risky irksome bothersome cabbalistic vexatious hermetic hermetical surprising concerning emotive nettlesome volatile little known misleading rarefied embarrassing disorienting upsetting acroamatic orphic impossible dangerous unstable unpredictable uncomfortable rocky pedantic sibylline secretive bamboozling oracular recherché clear as mud out of one's depth weird strange unintuitive private perplexed amazing peculiar odd funny loaded vague stunning astonishing eye-popping staggering inner unpleasant bemusing frustrating hypermetric pluridimensional contradictory inconsistent harassing ungraspable stupefying astounding magical indivisible inseparable tender contentious disarranged disorganized muddling impossible to understand indiscernible fiendish roundabout indirect like herding cats provocative problem heated incognizable indecipherable sphinxlike unknowable oblique kid-glove Greek to me varied disordered full of surprises beyond you blurring unsettling echinated briery annoying stimulating pointed divisive scandalous veiled kittle inaccessible unsteady clear as dishwater multidimensional muddlesome mistakable clandestine unstraightforward hard to follow shadowy devilish disorganised capricious temperamental mercurial chancy changeable kaleidoscopic inconstant fickle variable covert shrouded verbose lengthy overlong deceptive irreducible hair-trigger perverse cunning indissoluble impossible to separate devil of a very devil of a clouded cloaked fussbudgety choosy choosey picky old-maidish exacting pernickety fussy unrevealed onerous grievous stormy te intolerable rough oppressive laborious harsh solemn grave nebulous anagogic cloak-and-dagger black difficult to follow touch-and-go little-known Alexandrian scholarly academic out-of-the-way inefficient heightened unwieldy wasteful undependable quirky nitpicking slow-moving slow badly organized

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Neatly brief and concise
terse brief concise short compact crisp curt succinct summary clipped laconic pithy abrupt brusque epigrammatic condensed incisive elliptical gruff monosyllabic aphoristic blunt neat sententious apothegmatic capsule compendious economical elliptic telegraphic thumbnail gnomic rude snappy tart breviloquent clear-cut close compendiary cryptic lean pointed precise short and sweet snappish taut to the point trenchant boiled down in a nutshell cut to the bone sharp synoptic discourteous snippy offhand unceremonious impolite uncivil compressed bluff abbreviated abridged ungracious crusty caustic sparing short-spoken brisk brusk harsh no-nonsense downright churlish rough lapidary snippety witty tight surly plain-spoken shortened tactless in a few well-chosen words cavalier direct potted frank outspoken truncated summarized unmannerly contracted economic abrasive impatient meaningful undiplomatic meaty epigrammatical perfunctory straightforward summarised matter-of-fact distant indelicate rapid uncommunicative quick cutting standoffish dusty apophthegmatic upfront curtailed crude little impetuous axiomatic small piquant bad-mannered ill-mannered straight from the shoulder expressive unfriendly finely honed clever decisive thoughtless significant cogent bare cursory honed effective marrowy businesslike in few words short-and-sweet off forthright peremptory recapped compacted precipitate candid brutal bald unequivocal rehashed run-down down to brass tacks not afraid to call a spade a spade pulling no punches honest not beating about the bush not mincing one's words calling a spade a spade speaking one's mind distinct outline controlled forceful concentrated telling amusing quick-witted reticent taciturn acute vigorous testy ingenious pungent epitomised epitomized summarizing limited censorious judgmental pretentious abounding critical disapproving shortened form hurried hasty memorable catchy summarising aloof decreased imperious well structured making a long story short well tuned abstracted comprehensive run-through irascible diminished fast ephemeral unprolonged lessened in well-chosen words petulant swift decurtate cool abbreviate short and to the point graceless curtate bad-tempered dismissive transient short-tempered ill-tempered cut short not protracted unforthcoming open hearty offish good-natured genial approachable unconstrained callous inelegant rushed friendly slashing scathing drilling acerb severe biting acid sarcastic sardonic acerbic satirical mordant cheery sincere bearish blustering barefaced speaking as one finds loud disrespectful point-blank stark explicit simple unadorned uncouth impertinent hard-hitting undisguised unvarnished unqualified unembellished unpolished uncompromising insolent unladylike boorish impudent gauche inconsiderate ungallant ill-bred unhandsome ungentlemanly unmannered uncalled-for hostile straight-talking straight-shooting insensitive unkind offensive inhospitable unpleasant unfortunate plain straight unreserved plainspoken unambiguous forthcoming free-spoken truthful openhearted unguarded up-front freehearted uninhibited outright up front ingenuous clear transparent out-front categorical free foursquare guileless round artless real unconcealed naked unmistakable bare-faced natural lay it on the line from the hip like it is patent genuine realistic warts and all obvious saying what one thinks brazen call a spade a spade aboveboard unrestricted express flat-out true to life straight-out absolute definite manifest unexaggerated upright complete apparent crystal clear talking turkey certain straight-from-the-shoulder bold unevasive blatant man-to-man specific vocal unsparing unveiled unfiltered evident plain-speaking palpable lucid point blank straight to the point perspicuous raw unfeigned open-and-shut calling spade a spade laying it on the line flat tetchy unadulterated positive unrestrained undissembling total unstinting unambivalent pure undeniable nonambiguous unmitigated overt well defined definitive undissembled unreticent utter luculent emphatic easy familiar naive scrupulous heart-to-heart fair literal pellucid univocal sheer ringing decided luminous understandable broad out-and-out on the level not beating around the bush bald-faced clearly expressed bright-line on the nose open and shut gritty brutally honest forward authentic grumpy off-the-record basic vociferous glaring flagrant crabbed intolerant fundamental heartless strident opinionated square unmodified communicative sullen grim no beating around the bush ill-natured sharp-tongued innocent crotchety crabby grouchy above board speaking straight from the shoulder hard austere no lie sour cross not pulling any punches for real cold unornamented plain vanilla undecorated unbiased unprejudiced ill-humoured out of sorts patchy threadbare worn frontal unpretended parrhesiastic angry boisterous nasty morose saturnine truculent ill-humored on the up and up common right up front over-literal lacking subtlety lacking nuance unimaginative unmixed telling it like it is indubitable incontrovertible indisputable entire mere unblurred rank bodacious dead categoric crashing deadly profound blank very thoroughgoing cotton-picking consummate thorough unconditional stone plumb dreadful regular perfect arrant blooming comprehensible incontestable uncontestable unquestionable undisputable intelligible pure and simple lucent crystal limpid uncorrupted wholesome no catch detailed easily understood black and white self-evident cut-and-dried crystal-clear no holds barred no ifs ands or buts no strings attached no fine print nailed-on straight out black-and-white all-out minute exhaustive sure accurate stated easily understandable

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Having or showing a reasonable or high level of intellect
sharp quick acute astute clever quick-witted keen perceptive sharp-witted alert bright discerning knowing penetrating sensitive intelligent ready smart apt discriminating nimble penetrative shrewd fine incisive percipient perspicacious piercing keen-witted savvy agile intuitive nimble-witted cute insightful probing rapier-like searching acuminous brainy brilliant canny clear-eyed clear-sighted exceptional fast genius hardheaded heads-up heady hyperintelligent long-headed pawky subtle supersmart ultrasmart whip-smart argute finely honed hard-boiled observant accurate adroit critical foxy ingenious quick off the mark quick on the uptake resourceful wise witty not missing a trick on the ball having smarts nobody's fool not born yesterday knowing how many beans make five quick on the trigger smart as a tack with all one's wits about one sagacious judicious knowledgeable able skilful sage experienced gifted skillful prudent sensible artful sapient adept deft dexterous expert cunning slick masterly capable dextrous accomplished proficient rational profound skilled aware educated learned intellectual talented thoughtful competent crafty streetwise erudite crack good calculating wily enlightened smooth deep careful virtuoso cagey informed sly scholarly practised precocious delicate masterful handy efficient polished ace practiced politic professional consummate master versed nifty cerebral sophisticated suss circumspect seasoned understanding wizard vigilant razor-sharp logical great far-sighted trained watchful inventive attentive with it wary open-eyed excellent whiz clear tasty cool active discreet crackerjack cautious mean precise awake well versed cultured sound veteran complete first-rate street smart responsive compleat on guard on the lookout elite practical top-notch heedful well-informed wide awake cultivated tentie tenty quick-thinking professed Argus-eyed trenchant wicked analytical facile first-class tuned in reasonable alive on the qui vive street-smart 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To demand and enforce the performance or payment of of
demand command require claim compel extort extract force request enjoin expect impose obtain requisition seek quest solicit summon call for look for press for stipulate for ask for insist on appeal for bay for insist upon push for clamor for clamour for petition for badger for lay claim to nag for pester for order direct decree oblige ordain dictate instruct charge ask call mandate apply for authorize sue for authorise call upon tell bid adjure prescribe justify rule urge warn appoint beseech importune need declare organize call on obligate announce boss around give the order to commission give the command to set up elect for organise bid for rule on stipulate file arrange retrieve proclaim arrange a time for arrange a date for constrain formally request bear make challenge put in an application for put in for necessitate task beckon postulate beg crave cause subpoena coerce implore beg for entreat impetrate arrogate supplicate besiege make a condition of want wish assert oneself hold out for force upon call the shots lay down the law impose on put foot down give orders to give directions give orders inquire about pray for hit up whistle for rely upon count on decree that necessitate that hope for rely on be in need of cry out for caution admonish push spur pressure pressurize nag pressurise plead with lean on put the heat on put the screws on put pressure on railroad into bulldoze into use pressure on lay down establish specify determine designate set pronounce decide state settle set down particularize fix particularise detail choose name contract agree guarantee promise spell out condition pledge specificate specificize provide set out enact promulgate guide select adjudge covenant engage bargain slot walk heavy put down for read the riot act make a point lay finger on pin down itemize enumerate list put one's foot down relate distinguish delineate cite describe instance individuate legislate schedule pass constitute give details itemise be specific about make a proviso of state clearly set forth make a precondition of allocate confirm govern affect influence control foresay institute deal elect delegate bless nominate conclude decide upon settle on resolve on agree upon resolve fix up fix on decide on agree on shape lead regiment manage deal with take the reins call the tune call the play have a bearing on underwrite ensure have as a condition make it a condition define recommend formulate assign make provision for pick out write prescription write a prescription for