Trying

  • 1 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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  • 2 trying — index onerous, operose, oppressive, painful, severe, vexatious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 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 …

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  • 4 trying — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ difficult or annoying; hard to endure …

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

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  • 6 Trying to Be Me — Removing backlinks to The 9513 because Redlink: For the single by Sweetbox, see Classified (album) Infobox Album | Name = Trying to Be Me Type = studio Artist = Laura Bryna Released = Start date|2008|01|22 Genre = Country Length = 43:57 Label =… …

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  • 7 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… …

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  • 8 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...… …

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  • 9 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]… …

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  • 10 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 …

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  • 11 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 …

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  • 12 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 …

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  • 13 trying */*/ — UK [ˈtraɪɪŋ] / US 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 …

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  • 14 Trying — Try Try, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {tried}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Trying}.] [OE. trien to select, pick out, F. trier to cull, to out, LL. tritare to triturate (hence the sense of, to thresh, to separate the grain from the straw, to select), L. terere,… …

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  • 15 trying — adjective Date: 1718 severely straining the powers of endurance < a trying experience > • tryingly adverb …

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  • 16 trying — adj. Trying is used with these nouns: ↑circumstance …

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  • 17 trying — adjective difficult or annoying; hard to endure: it had been a very trying day. Derivatives tryingly adverb …

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  • 18 trying — adjective annoying or difficult in a way that makes you feel worried, tired etc: That child is very trying. see also: try 1 …

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  • 19 trying — [ˈtraɪɪŋ] adj difficult to deal with in a way that makes you annoyed or tired We ve all had a very trying day.[/ex] …

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  • 20 trying — adjective a) Difficult to endure; arduous. b) Irritating, stressful or bothersome …

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