tax·​ing | \ ˈtak-siŋ How to pronounce taxing (audio) \

Definition of taxing

: onerous, wearing a taxing operatic role

Other Words from taxing

taxingly \ ˈtak-​siŋ-​lē How to pronounce taxing (audio) \ adverb

Examples of taxing in a Sentence

The journey proved to be very taxing. a very taxing workload that is taking a lot of time to finish
Recent Examples on the Web While Myers gave up just four games to Long, her semifinal match Saturday morning was a bit more taxing. Gabby Hajduk, The Indianapolis Star, 11 June 2022 The next matchup was far more taxing, as the Celtics fell behind the Bucks, three games to two, but rallied to win the series in seven games. Trevor Hass,, 30 May 2022 McCullum has had plum T20 franchise gigs, including currently coaching Kolkata Knight Riders in the high-profile Indian Premier League, but the grind of international cricket will be far more taxing and a trickier challenge. Tristan Lavalette, Forbes, 13 May 2022 Risky decision-making is a tall and taxing order, psychologically speaking. Lila Thulin, Smithsonian Magazine, 10 May 2022 There’s a specific scene in this that must have been quite taxing. Simon Thompson, Forbes, 17 May 2022 Focusing on the financial impact of the decisions that must be made during a separation process is very difficult when the emotional impact of the situation is so taxing. Kimberly R. Nelson, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2022 Curling has one of the most taxing schedules of any sport at the Winter Games, with competitions stretching from Feb. 2 to Feb. 20 and with as many as three rounds of matches a day. New York Times, 12 Feb. 2022 Proper recovery after an effort like this is essential as this workout is extremely taxing. Andrew Simmons, Outside Online, 17 Sep. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of taxing

1841, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jun 2022

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“Taxing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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