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. Terry McAuliffe:

    [ T ] Terry McAuliffe anti-American viewpoint based on racial animus is being spread throughout schools in the country, then you have Merrick Garland, Merrick Garland, joining forces with a renegade school board association trying to call the parents who are concerned about this ‘ domestic terrorists ’ – while not revealing that Merrick Garland own son-in-law has an interest in putting these CRT materials into schools and is making a profit off doing that.

  2. Monica Schipper/Getty Images:

    We cannot wait for that, we talk about it every single day. I’m just trying to figure out the time in my schedule because I have so many projects happening, and I just launched my media company, 11:11 Media. So there’s a lot happening, but that is definitely one of my top priorities.

  3. Bitglass CEO Nat Kausik:

    What we were trying to find out was ‘how liquid is the data once it has been breached?’.

  4. Thomas Homan:

    This is out of control, what I've been trying to do my 34 years serving my nation is to save lives, so for you to sit there and insult my integrity and my love of my country and for children, that's why this whole thing needs to be fixed.

  5. Ben Bova:

    The problem is that Americans would like to be independent of the rest of the world ... Except the world ain't that way. Trying to be independent of the rest of the world is to commit suicide.

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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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    (of a flowering plant) having two cotyledons in the seed
    • A. pecuniary
    • B. commensal
    • C. dicotyledonous
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