What does trying mean?

Definitions for tryingˈtraɪ ɪŋ

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"


  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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Yehuda Maor:

    We're trying to work here.

  2. Chris Davis:

    I was trying to be patient.

  3. The Donald:

    Well, I'm trying to be nice.

  4. Drake Kramer:

    We are trying to be positive.

  5. Leslie Munger:

    I’m just trying to be fair.

Images & Illustrations of trying

  1. tryingtryingtrying

Translations for trying

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • hostigoso, riguroso, irritante, arduo, molestoso, desafiadorSpanish
  • raskas, rasittava, vaivalloinenFinnish
  • מנסהHebrew
  • krävande, påfrestande, ansträngandeSwedish

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