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try·ing

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

try′ing·ly adv.
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trying

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

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trying

adjective
Requiring great or extreme bodily, mental, or spiritual strength:
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Translations
شاقمُتْعِب
otravnýúmorný
idegekre menõ
òreytandi, erfiîursem reynir á òolrifinn; òreytandi
úmorný
bıktırıcıcan sıkıcısabır taşıranzor

trying

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

[ˈtraɪɪŋ] adjpénibletry line tryline [ˈtraɪlaɪn] n (RUGBY)ligne f de but, ligne f d'essai
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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!
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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
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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.
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Furthermore, in the sub-divisions of part II, treating the items by category (arm-rings, etc.) rather than by technique (cloisonne, etc.), the author ends up rather tryingly describing details of various pieces rather than going straight to the technological details.
Kerris Peeling's Peter Pan flies through the auditorium as well as across the stage and is less tryingly winsome than some who have taken on this role.