Definition of Trying

1. Adjective. Hard to endure. "Fell upon trying times"

Similar to: Difficult, Hard



2. Adjective. Extremely irritating to the nerves. "A trying day at the office"
Exact synonyms: Nerve-racking, Nerve-wracking, Stressful
Similar to: Disagreeable

Definition of Trying

1. a. Adapted to try, or put to severe trial; severe; afflictive; as, a trying occasion or position.

Definition of Trying

1. Adjective. Difficult to endure; arduous. ¹

2. Adjective. Irritating, stressful or bothersome. ¹

3. Verb. (present participle of try) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Trying

1. try [v] - See also: try

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trying

try one's hand
try one's luck
try out
try out one's own chops
try square
tryal
tryals
trye
tryed
tryer
tryers
trygon
tryhard
tryhards
tryin'
trying (current term)
trying on
trying out
tryingly
tryingness
tryings
tryless
tryma
trymata
tryna
trynna
tryout
tryouts
tryp
trypaflavine

Literary usage of Trying

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare (1912)
"... sits at once, trying to find the judgment in the law books. *Nerissa puts book for Shylock to read. ..."

2. Our Mutual Friend by Charles ( Dickens (1865)
"If it was only sitting at my bench, cutting out and sewing, it would be comparatively easy work; but it's the trying- on by the great ladies that takes it ..."

3. Journal by Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1875)
"For this the trying-plane is required. The trying-plane is longer than the jack, because the solo of the plane which is level is, so far as its size goes, ..."

4. A Digest of the Reported Cases Determined in the Superior Courts of Ontario by Christopher Robinson, Frank John Joseph, Law Society of Upper Canada (1884)
"... but luit the pro- mitts oí employment unanswered ; and the judge trying the petition (Diaper, CJA) so found, and avoided the election. ..."

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