trying


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try·ing

 (trī′ĭng)
adj.
Causing strain, hardship, or distress.

try′ing·ly adv.

trying

(ˈtraɪɪŋ)
adj
upsetting, difficult, or annoying: a trying day at the office.
ˈtryingly adv
ˈtryingness n

try•ing

(ˈtraɪ ɪŋ)

adj.
straining one's patience and goodwill; annoying, difficult, or irritating.
[1710–20]
try′ing•ly, adv.
try′ing•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.trying - hard to enduretrying - hard to endure; "fell upon trying times"
difficult, hard - not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure; "a difficult task"; "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access"; "difficult times"; "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?"
2.trying - extremely irritating to the nervestrying - extremely irritating to the nerves; "nerve-racking noise"; "the stressful days before a war"; "a trying day at the office"
disagreeable - not to your liking; "a disagreeable situation"

trying

trying

adjective
Requiring great or extreme bodily, mental, or spiritual strength:
Translations
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trying

[ˈtraɪɪŋ] ADJ [time, situation, circumstances] → difícil; [experience, day] → duro; [person] → latoso, pesado

trying

[ˈtraɪɪŋ] adjpénibletry line tryline [ˈtraɪlaɪn] n (RUGBY)ligne f de but, ligne f d'essai

trying

adjschwierig, anstrengend; work, day, timeanstrengend, aufreibend; experienceschwer; it has been a trying time for them recentlysie haben es in letzter Zeit sehr schwer gehabt; how trying!wie ärgerlich!

trying

[ˈtraɪɪŋ] adj (tiring, situation, time) → difficile, duro/a; (day, experience) → logorante, pesante; (tiresome, person) → noiso/a, seccante; (child) → insopportabile
to have a trying time → passare un periodo difficile

try

(trai) verb
1. to attempt or make an effort (to do, get etc). He tried to answer the questions; Let's try and climb that tree!
2. to test; to make an experiment (with) in order to find out whether something will be successful, satisfactory etc. She tried washing her hair with a new shampoo; Try one of these sweets.
3. to judge (someone or their case) in a court of law. The prisoners were tried for murder.
4. to test the limits of; to strain. You are trying my patience.
nounplural tries
1. an attempt or effort. Have a try (at the exam). I'm sure you will pass.
2. in rugby football, an act of putting the ball on the ground behind the opponents' goal-line. Our team scored three tries.
ˈtrier noun
a person who keeps on trying, who does not give up. He's not very good, but he's a trier.
ˈtrying adjective
1. difficult; causing strain or anxiety. Having to stay such a long time in hospital must be very trying.
2. (of people) stretching one's patience to the limit; annoying. She's a very trying woman!
try on
to put on (clothes etc) to see if they fit. She tried on a new hat.
try out
to test (something) by using it. We are trying out new teaching methods.
References in classic literature ?
The girls flew about, trying to make things comfortable, each in her own way.
It is only another name for trying to be good, and the story may help us, for though we do want to be good, it's hard work and we forget, and don't do our best.
I'll put that down to being anxious and trying too hard to bounce back.
I've just been trying to take it one step at a time and not do anything that's not permitted or illegal.
For ages, he has been trying to get his message across about global warming, and people are really hearing it.
This is more efficient than trying to achieve three, four or five successes in a row today.
Shawn Johansen's Family Men shows men trying to understand and put in place positive sides of economic and demographic changes.
And these abstract passages allow you to process the violence done by the gun, the fear that made the gun seem necessary in the first place--the violent act of going West--and trying to present those things as if they're fresh.
How does the wisdom of Yoda apply to health care systems trying to rise above the health care status quo?
If I am trying to lead a good life, the Spirit of God encourages me, giving me greater trust, hope, and life, while the "bad spirit" introduces self-doubts, hesitations, and even scruples.
You're a student leader in a group at school that is trying to encourage respect for racial and ethnic diversity.