challenging

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adjective chal·leng·ing \-lən-jiŋ\

Definition of challenging

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

  2. 2 :  invitingly provocative :  fascinating a challenging personality challenging questions

challengingly

play \-jiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of challenging in a sentence

  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.

Origin and Etymology of challenging

see 1challenge


First Known Use: 1842


CHALLENGING Defined for English Language Learners

challenging

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adjective chal·leng·ing \-lən-jiŋ\

Definition of challenging for English Language Learners

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



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