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challenging

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adjective chal·leng·ing \-lən-jiŋ\

Simple Definition of challenging

  • : difficult in a way that is usually interesting or enjoyable

Full Definition of challenging

  1. 1 :  arousing competitive interest, thought, or action <a challenging course of study>

  2. 2 :  invitingly provocative :  fascinating <a challenging personality>

chal·leng·ing·ly play \-jiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of challenging

  1. I find the job challenging and fun.

  2. Teaching is challenging but rewarding work.

  3. It's a challenging book that requires careful reading.

  4. The slope was challenging for even the most experienced climbers.



1842

First Known Use of challenging

1842



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