Meaning of trying in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtrʌɪɪŋ/

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  • Difficult or annoying; hard to endure.

    ‘it had been a very trying day’
    • ‘Seriously though, can anyone this side of the Orion belt say they did not expect a difficult and trying season?’
    • ‘This week he said he was beginning to renew his love of the game after the trying period he has endured.’
    • ‘Singaporeans are going through difficult and trying times in varying ways.’
    • ‘A trying, testing, history lesson maybe - but one that yields an abundance of rewards.’
    stressful, difficult, taxing, demanding, tough, hard, heavy
    annoying, irritating, exasperating, maddening, infuriating
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