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demanding

adjective

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1 requiring much time, effort, or careful attention
  • the demanding assignment kept them working all night long

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demanding

verb
present participle of demand

Synonyms & Antonyms of demanding (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to ask for (something) earnestly or with authority
  • the losing party demanded a recount of the votes cast in the election

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2 to have as a requirement
  • a task that demands one's unremitting attention

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3 to set or receive as a price
  • superstars of the big screen who demand millions for appearing in a movie

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The first known use of demanding was in 1926

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“Demanding.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/demanding. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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