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Synonyms for trying
ˈtraɪ ɪŋtry·ing

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tryingadjective

    hard to endure

    "fell upon trying times"

    Synonyms:
    stressful, nerve-racking, nerve-wracking

    Antonyms:
    agreeable, easy

  2. nerve-racking, nerve-wracking, stressful, tryingadjective

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tryingadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. tryingadjective

    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. Cody Iorns:

    I know that I feel so much better when I ’m out, trying to give something my 100 percent.

  2. John Kerry:

    What we are trying to do it break that cycle, regrettably there are missiles and fighter aircraft and guns and other things that have been placed into the South China Sea and this if of great concern to everyone who transits and relies on the South China Sea for peaceful trade.

  3. Yousef Bu Saifi:

    We have asked the PFG to intercept any tankers trying to approach the oilfields for security and technical reasons. The force majeure is still in place.

  4. Joaquin Niemann:

    I was just trying to think about anything else, my caddie made me laugh to try to forget about it.

  5. Jerry Nadler:

    Rather than letting the facts of the report speak for themselves, The Attorney General has taken unprecedented steps to spin Mueller's nearly two year investigation, the central concern here is that Attorney General Barr is not allowing the facts of the Mueller report to speak for themselves but is trying to bake in the narrative about the report to the benefit of the White House.

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Translations for trying

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  • 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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