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?

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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. Bill Nelson:

    I and several of my Senate Intelligence colleagues are trying to make sure Florida officials are aware of the ongoing Russian threat so they take the steps necessary to safeguard our elections, senate Intelligence's unfortunate that some Florida officials would try to use this issue for personal, political gain.

  2. Tim Kaine:

    I think he is very comfortable trying to stir up bad attitudes in others, but I don't know him well enough to reach that conclusion about him, but if you don't mind stoking it and praising people who have those views, that's just unacceptable.

  3. Mark Twain:

    Describing her first day back in grade school after a long absence, a teacher said, It was like trying to hold 35 corks under water at the same time.

  4. David Horton:

    Undercover cars can be various types of vehicles. However, if you’re getting pulled over by a car and you’re suspicious of what it is, the best thing to do is to drive to a safe area, maybe contact the local police agency and find out if it’s a police officer trying to pull you over.

  5. Marcellus Johnson:

    The police officers were trying to keep him calm and get him to remove the sharp object, you could feel the tension, that something was about to happen.

Images & Illustrations of trying

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Translations for trying

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  • 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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