demanding

adjective de·mand·ing
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of demanding

: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.

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Origin and Etymology of demanding


DEMANDING Defined for English Language Learners

demanding

adjective

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

:requiring or expecting much effort
  • a demanding teacher


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