What does Trying mean?

Definitions for Trying
ˈtraɪ ɪŋTry·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tryingadjective

    hard to endure

    "fell upon trying times"

  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"


  1. tryingadjective

    Difficult to endure; arduous.

  2. tryingadjective

    Irritating, stressful or bothersome.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trying

    of Try

  2. Tryingadjective

    adapted to try, or put to severe trial; severe; afflictive; as, a trying occasion or position

Editors Contribution

  1. Trying

    To do something over and over again until you get it correct.

    I am trying so hard

    Submitted by anonymous on March 12, 2021  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Trying' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #583

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Trying' in Written Corpus Frequency: #314

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Trying in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Trying in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Trying in a Sentence

  1. Lynn Bufka:

    There is a ton of information out there. The challenge is trying to determine which information is accurate.

  2. Preet Bharara:

    This is another piece in the puzzle to someone trying to put together a picture of attempted obstruction.

  3. Noah McKay:

    Me and my friend were pretty upset and we stayed on the phone until 3 a.m. last night trying to figure out what to do, so we made a flier – a picture of the guy in the video taking stuff.

  4. Mercy Corps spokesman Delafield:

    Shelter is incredibly hard to come by, we are desperately trying to get tarps in. It is very challenging.

  5. The German-educated Kizilyurek:

    To see people coming out from one ethnic group and joining the other ethnic group and trying to do things together for a nationalist, this is an unknown world, so most of them are reacting because of prejudices, because of ignorance.

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Translations for Trying

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  • 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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    established or prearranged unalterably
    • A. foreordained
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