AskDefine | Define trying

Dictionary Definition

trying adj
1 hard to endure; "fell upon trying times"
2 extremely irritating to the nerves; "nerve-racking noise"; "the stressful days before a war"; "a trying day at the office" [syn: nerve-racking, nerve-wracking, stressful]

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Pronunciation

Verb

trying
  1. present participle of try

Adjective

  1. Difficult to endure; arduous
  2. irritating, stressful or bothersome

Translations

Difficult to endure; arduous
irritating, stressful or bothersome

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