demanding

adjective de·mand·ing

Definition of demanding

  1. :  requiring much time, effort, or attention :  exacting a demanding job demanding customers

demandingly

play \-ˈman-diŋ-lē\ adverb

demandingness

noun

Examples of demanding in a sentence

  1. She had a demanding schedule with little free time.

  2. Factory work can be physically demanding.

  3. I have heard it is one of the most demanding courses at the university.

  4. Their boss was really demanding, often expecting them to work long into the night.

Origin and Etymology of demanding

see 2demand


First Known Use: 1926


DEMANDING Defined for English Language Learners

demanding

adjective de·mand·ing

Definition of demanding for English Language Learners

  • : requiring much time, attention, or effort

  • : expecting much time, attention, effort, etc., from other people : hard to satisfy


DEMANDING Defined for Kids

demanding

adjective de·mand·ing \di-ˈman-diŋ\

Definition of demanding for Students

  1. :  requiring or expecting much effort a demanding teacher



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