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  1. challengingadjective

    Difficult, hard to do.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ambitious, challengingadjective

    requiring full use of your abilities or resources

    "ambitious schedule"; "performed the most challenging task without a mistake"

  2. challenging, thought-provokingadjective

    stimulating interest or thought

    "a challenging hypothesis"; "a thought-provoking book"

  3. challenging, intriguingadjective

    disturbingly provocative

    "an intriguing smile"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Challenging

    of Challenge

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of challenging in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of challenging in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of challenging in a Sentence

  1. Stephanie Link:

    When Frank Barbera have that kind of growth in an economy that's challenging, imagine how they would do when things get better.

  2. Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn:

    We have always emphasized that 2015 will be a challenging year for the automotive industry as a whole, and also for us, our key figures show that the VW group remains on course, despite the headwinds.

  3. Anna Meares:

    I think I'll be going to Rio in the best physical form I have ever been in my career, it will no doubt be challenging but I'm really excited about this team.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Scars are beautiful. They are neither something you should feel embarrassed about, nor something you should try to hide. Scars are beautiful, in my view, because they show what you've been through, and how you've come out of those challenging phases of your life. Never forget that your every scar represents your courage, determination, strength and endurance, and that's what makes the scars so beautiful.

  5. Johan Marais:

    Because they are wild animals ... and there is no post-operative care like you would have in normal medicine, these treatments are therefore quite challenging.

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