trying

adjective
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of trying

: severely straining the powers of endurance
  • a trying experience

tryingly

adverb

Examples of trying in a Sentence

  1. They have been through some trying times together.

  2. He can be very trying at times.

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First Known Use of trying

1718



TRYING Defined for English Language Learners

trying

adjective

Definition of trying for English Language Learners

  • : difficult to deal with


TRYING Defined for Kids

trying

adjective try·ing \ ˈtrī-iŋ \

Definition of trying for Students

: hard to bear or put up with


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