challenging


chal·leng·ing

adjective \-lən-jiŋ\

: difficult in a way that is usually interesting or enjoyable

Full Definition of CHALLENGING

1
:  arousing competitive interest, thought, or action <a challenging course of study>
2
:  invitingly provocative :  fascinating <a challenging personality>
chal·leng·ing·ly \-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.

First Known Use of CHALLENGING

1842

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