Trying
Trying Try"ing, a. Adapted to try, or put to severe trial; severe; afflictive; as, a trying occasion or position. [1913 Webster]

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  • trying — index onerous, operose, oppressive, painful, severe, vexatious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • trying — [adj] difficult, bothersome aggravating, annoying, arduous, demanding, exacting, exasperating, exigent, fatiguing, hard, irksome, irritating, onerous, oppressive, pestilent, provocative, rough, severe, sticky, strenuous, stressful, taxing, tight …   New thesaurus

  • trying — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ difficult or annoying; hard to endure …   English terms dictionary

  • trying — [trī′iŋ] adj. that tries one s patience; annoying; exasperating; irksome tryingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • trying — try|ing [ˈtraı ıŋ] adj annoying or difficult in a way that makes you feel worried, tired etc ▪ That child is very trying. ▪ The beginning of the show is often a trying time because of latecomers. ▪ They do the best they can in trying… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • trying — [[t]tra͟ɪɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe something or someone as trying, you mean that they are difficult to deal with and make you feel impatient or annoyed. → See also try Support from those closest to you is vital in these trying times...… …   English dictionary

  • trying — tryingly, adv. tryingness, n. /truy ing/, adj. extremely annoying, difficult, or the like; straining one s patience and goodwill to the limit: a trying day; a trying experience. [1570 80 for general sense; 1710 20 for current sense; TRY + ING2]… …   Universalium

  • trying — try|ing [ traııŋ ] adjective ** difficult to deal with in a way that makes you annoyed or tired: We ve all had a very trying day. Your son is turning out to be very trying …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • trying — adjective 1) a trying day Syn: stressful, taxing, demanding, difficult, tough, hard, pressured, frustrating, fraught; arduous, grueling, tiring, exhausting; informal hellish See note at hard …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • trying — adjective 1) a trying day Syn: stressful, taxing, demanding, difficult, challenging, pressured, frustrating, fraught; informal hellish 2) Steve was very trying Syn: annoying, irritating …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

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