What does trying mean?

Definitions for trying
ˈtraɪ ɪŋtry·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word trying.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. trying(adj)

    hard to endure

    "fell upon trying times"

  2. nerve-racking, nerve-wracking, stressful, trying(adj)

    extremely irritating to the nerves

    "nerve-racking noise"; "the stressful days before a war"; "a trying day at the office"

Wiktionary

  1. trying(Adjective)

    Difficult to endure; arduous.

  2. trying(Adjective)

    Irritating, stressful or bothersome.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trying

    of Try

  2. Trying(adj)

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

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

How to pronounce trying?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say trying in sign language?

  1. trying

Numerology

  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. Tara Kuczykowski:

    They're trying to draw the crowds in there. Buy the limit. For a penny or a few cents it makes sense.

  2. Sayuri Shirai:

    It doesn't make sense to deepen negative interest rates and hurt banks when you're actually trying to encourage them to lend more, it's a tool that is very hard to use at a time like now.

  3. Julian Edelman:

    My head was down, just trying to go out and try to win ball games and help the team, tough times don't last, tough people do.

  4. North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum:

    If you have an outbreak and you want to stay open then we have to do the targeted approach, we are trying to get more things open, not close more things down.

  5. Laury Hammel:

    You're talking to a desperate man right now, i'm in here every day, 6 in the morning till 7 or 8 at night, because I'm trying to save this business.

Images & Illustrations of trying

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Translations for trying

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • hostigoso, riguroso, irritante, arduo, molestoso, desafiador, molestoSpanish
  • raskas, rasittava, vaivalloinenFinnish
  • en essayantFrench
  • מנסהHebrew
  • しようとしているJapanese
  • temptatisLatin
  • krävande, påfrestande, ansträngandeSwedish

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