What does taxing mean?

Definitions for taxing
ˈtæk sɪŋtax·ing

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word taxing.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. burdensome, onerous, taxingadjective

    not easily borne; wearing

    "the burdensome task of preparing the income tax return"; "my duties weren't onerous; I only had to greet the guests"; "a taxing schedule"


  1. taxingadjective

    With respect to an experience: exhausting; draining.


  1. taxing

    Taxing is the financial charge or levy imposed by a government body upon an individual, entity or transaction to fund various public expenditures and services. This financial burden contributes to the revenue of a government, aiding in areas such as infrastructure development, public services, defense, healthcare and education. Non-payment or evasion of taxes is punishable by law.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Taxing

    of Tax

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Taxing

    taks′ing, n. (Shak.) satire. [Tax.]

How to pronounce taxing?

How to say taxing in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of taxing in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of taxing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of taxing in a Sentence

  1. Orrin Hatch:

    For most Americans, cars are the second largest purchase they make, after their homes. Taxing cars, trucks and auto parts coming into the country would directly hit American families.

  2. Tony Evers:

    Legalizing and taxing marijuana in Wisconsin — just like we do already with alcohol — ensures a controlled market and safe product are available for both recreational and medicinal users and can open the door for countless opportunities for us to reinvest in our communities and create a more equitable state.

  3. Angela Merkel:

    Negotiations with British governments are always taxing, interesting and tactically clever and even while competing with our negotiating strategies we try to work on an equal terms - it's always exciting, i mean even during Britain’s years as a member of the European Union the negotiations with Great Britain were never trivial.

  4. Shasta County Sheriff Michael Johnson:

    Human trafficking is a real thing and there are victims out there that need our help. Investigations are complex and budgets are tight, so when we put all that effort into such a case and find out that things are not what they seem and we've been deceived and law enforcement has been duped, it's really taxing on everybody.

  5. Jared Allen:

    After watching videos of badminton it was like 'man these guys are actually pretty darn athletic.' They were flying all over and diving on the hard court and I was like I don't think my back would hold up, so we went to a less physically taxing sport, and I figured when the winners have to buy the losers a beer as a customary tradition (in curling), how rough can that sport actually be.

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for taxing

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for taxing »


Find a translation for the taxing definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"taxing." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 23 Jun 2024. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/taxing>.

Discuss these taxing definitions with the community:


    Are we missing a good definition for taxing? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Definitions.net


    Are you a words master?

    enthusiastic approval
    A conceal
    B signify
    C acclaim
    D blur

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for taxing: