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"

Wiktionary

  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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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. Hank Taylor:

    We've got additional consular officers at these additional gates with additional troops helping the consular officers, so I think we're poised to see an increase, but I want to be careful before I make predictions, what we're trying to do, what we want to drive, is an increase. That's very much on everybody's mind.

  2. Keston Hiura:

    Obviously, that first month wasn’t an ideal situation for me, it was more trying to clear my head, get things right. I knew things weren’t far off.

  3. Stefan Schauffele:

    Just in shock, i was trying so hard to just stay calm. ... But man, it was stressful. And I made that putt and it was just a huge weight lifted off my shoulders and just very relieved and happy.

  4. Rex Tillerson:

    We're trying to discover where the marginal barrels are around the world. It's important for all of us to know, we are constantly chasing the price against the cost of supply.

  5. Jonathan Modlich:

    We're just as much as possible trying to be upfront with the families we serve, this could be six to nine months. To be completely honest, it could take longer. These are things that are out of our control.

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Translations for trying

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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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