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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.

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tryingadjective

    hard to endure

    "fell upon trying times"

    stressful, nerve-racking, nerve-wracking

    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"

    nerve-racking, stressful, nerve-wracking

    easy, agreeable

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tryingadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. tryingadjective

    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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  1. Niall Caldwell:

    What we're trying to do is make a hybrid technology that is very low cost, it's made with conventional materials such as steel, rather than exotic and rare materials such as lithium, which can really be applied globally to make a hybrid system that pays for itself as a business case, without subsidy, and we think that's the key to making all the world's buses hybrids.

  2. Jill Stein:

    I am not Jill Stein, i think this is a completely unhinged conspiracy theory for which there is absolutely no basis in fact. Not for Jill Stein and not for Tulsi Gabbard. I think it's really outrageous that Hillary Clinton is trying to promote this crazy idea.

  3. Tiger Woods:

    Have I been personally approached ? Yes, and my team's been aware of it and we've delved into the details of it and trying to figure it all out, just like everyone else, we've been down this road before with World Golf Championships and other events being started.

  4. Scott Holt:

    I didn’t really know where I was going. I was just aiming in that direction, i was trying to get towards a spot I could get on and off quickly, and then the current started to pick up and I was like, ‘Oh f—k, I gotta get out of here quick.’ Any port in the storm, you know?

  5. Matthew Myers:

    I'm hoping that this will inspire other people to do the same because as one person -- you can arrest one person, but if all the businesses in Apex open the day after today, you're not going to arrest all those people, i'm a law-abiding citizen. I've done nothing wrong. I'm not endangering lives, I'm trying to support my family.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • molesto, hostigoso, riguroso, irritante, arduo, desafiador, molestosoSpanish
  • raskas, vaivalloinen, rasittavaFinnish
  • en essayantFrench
  • מנסהHebrew
  • しようとしているJapanese
  • temptatisLatin
  • påfrestande, ansträngande, krävandeSwedish

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