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trying

adjective

Simple Definition of trying

  • : difficult to deal with

Full Definition of trying

  1. :  severely straining the powers of endurance <a trying experience>

try·ing·ly adverb

Examples of trying

  1. They have been through some trying times together.

  2. He can be very trying at times.



1718

First Known Use of trying

1718

Rhymes with trying




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