demanding

adjective
de·​mand·​ing | \ di-ˈman-diŋ How to pronounce demanding (audio) , -ˈmän-, dē- \

Definition of demanding

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

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Other Words from demanding

demandingly \ di-​ˈman-​diŋ-​lē How to pronounce demanding (audio) , -​ˈmän-​ , dē-​ \ adverb
demandingness noun

Examples of demanding in a Sentence

She had a demanding schedule with little free time. Factory work can be physically demanding. I have heard it is one of the most demanding courses at the university. Their boss was really demanding, often expecting them to work long into the night.
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Recent Examples on the Web Other young people are gravitating toward service-industry jobs that pay more or are less demanding. Liyan Qi, WSJ, 25 Aug. 2021 The athletic training that Vaclav went through was extremely demanding. Will Tizard, Variety, 20 Aug. 2021 The first few days of lockdown were hellish: her job was more demanding than ever, and her two children were bouncing off the walls. Lizzie Widdicombe, The New Yorker, 14 Aug. 2021 What should be less demanding is PSG complying with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play. NBC News, 11 Aug. 2021 In recent weeks, 108 such employees have resigned, citing long hours and lack of safety and often leaving for better-paying jobs that are less demanding, state officials have said. Washington Post, 20 July 2021 In those frequent public appearances, Philip developed a reputation for being impatient and demanding and was sometimes blunt to the point of rudeness. The Salt Lake Tribune, 9 Apr. 2021 In those frequent public appearances, Philip developed a reputation for being impatient and demanding and was sometimes blunt to the point of rudeness. The Christian Science Monitor, 9 Apr. 2021 In those frequent public appearances, Philip developed a reputation for being impatient and demanding and was sometimes blunt to the point of rudeness. Jill Lawless And Gregory Katz, Chron, 9 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of demanding

1926, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for demanding

from present participle of demand entry 2

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The first known use of demanding was in 1926

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“Demanding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/demanding. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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More Definitions for demanding

demanding

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of demanding

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

demanding

adjective
de·​mand·​ing | \ di-ˈman-diŋ \

Kids Definition of demanding

: requiring or expecting much effort a demanding teacher

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