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Synonyms for trying
ˈtraɪ ɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. trying(adj)

    hard to endure

    "fell upon trying times"

    Synonyms:
    stressful, nerve-racking, nerve-wracking

    Antonyms:
    agreeable, easy

  2. nerve-racking, nerve-wracking, stressful, trying(adj)

    extremely irritating to the nerves

    "nerve-racking noise"; "the stressful days before a war"; "a trying day at the office"

    Synonyms:
    nerve-racking, stressful, nerve-wracking

    Antonyms:
    easy, agreeable

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. trying

    Arduous (Latin arduus, steep) signifies primarily so steep and lofty as to be difficult of ascent, and hence applies to that which involves great and sustained exertion and ordinarily for a lofty aim; great learning can only be won by arduous toil. Hard applies to anything that resists our endeavors as a scarcely penetrable mass resists our physical force. Anything is hard that involves tax and strain whether of the physical or mental powers. Difficult is not used of that which merely taxes physical force; a dead lift is called hard rather than difficult; breaking stone on the road would be called hard rather than difficult work; that is difficult which involves skill, sagacity, or address, with or without a considerable expenditure of physical force; a geometrical problem may be difficult to solve, a tangled skein to unravel; a mountain difficult to ascend. Hard may be active or passive; a thing may be hard to do or hard to bear. Arduous is always active. That which is laborious or toilsome simply requires the steady application of labor or toil till accomplished; toilsome is the stronger word. That which is onerous (Latin onus, a burden) is mentally burdensome or oppressive. Responsibility may be onerous even when it involves no special exertion.

    Synonyms:
    arduous, difficult, exhausting, hard, laborious, onerous, severe, toilsome

    Antonyms:
    easy, facile, light, pleasant, slight, trifling, trivial

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. trying(a.)

    Synonyms:
    severe, painful, afflictive, afflicting, grievous, calamitous, hard, distressing, sad, dire, deplorable, hard to bear

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. trying(a)

    Synonyms:
    severe, distressing, hard, irksome, afflictive, ordeal

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "trying":

    attempting, seeking, tempting, endeavouring, striving

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How to use trying in a sentence?

  1. Minor Myers:

    T Rowe Price runs mutual funds and allocates capital, but they may regret trying to do this themselves, this is just one of the pitfalls with appraisal, and it's not for novices.

  2. Ajamu Loving:

    We're trying to figure out how to change that.

  3. Charles Hennekens:

    We need more analytic studies on this, but in the meanwhile, we believe that trying to combat the epidemic of homicide due to firearms without addressing firearms is like combating the epidemic of lung cancer due to cigarettes without combating cigarettes, to me, it's tragic that this is going on.

  4. Joseph Aucoin:

    What we're trying to ensure is that all countries, no matter size or strength, can pursue their interests based on the law of the sea and not have that endangered by some of these actions, it's up to those countries, but I think it's in our best interests to make sure that those sea lines remain open, I'll leave it at that.

  5. Heba Amin:

    Based on previous episodes, they had made many mistakes and it was clear that they didn't have a strong research team, and so I figured this was the opportunity to incorporate subversive graffiti, what we are trying to raise is that regardless whether or not the show is fiction, it still has very dangerous implications because they're basically stereotyping an enormous region of people.


Translations for trying

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • hostigoso, riguroso, irritante, arduo, molestoso, desafiador, molestoSpanish
  • raskas, rasittava, vaivalloinenFinnish
  • en essayantFrench
  • מנסהHebrew
  • しようとしているJapanese
  • temptatisLatin
  • krävande, påfrestande, ansträngandeSwedish

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