taxing


tax·ing

adjective \ˈtak-siŋ\

: requiring a lot of effort, energy, etc.

Full Definition of TAXING

:  onerous, wearing <a taxing operatic role>
tax·ing·ly \-siŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of TAXING

  1. The journey proved to be very taxing.
  2. <a very taxing workload that is taking a lot of time to finish>

First Known Use of TAXING

1841

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