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. 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

How to pronounce trying?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Professor Thomas:

    That's part of it, as the world opens up culturally and economically, there are fewer certainties than there ever were before, and far more multiplicity. So people are trying to invent themselves, and make it permanent.

  2. Mary McKinley:

    This is trying to tie them very specifically to their community by teaching them how their community works, we feel, especially in a democracy, you have to have some sense of how things work to feel like it will work for you. If you don't feel like it's working for you, you will check out.

  3. Michael Brown Sr.:

    I hurt every day. But I'm trying to make it uncomfortable to people that think this is OK to do this stuff, it might help other families out.

  4. Bridget Coit:

    They're really hard for the victim, their families, and officers and other authorities trying to investigate those, they include multiple components, sometimes the delay in reporting can result in lack of evidence, fear on the victim’s part of making a report, or the child’s development at the time the abuse starts or when they decide to make the report.

  5. Stephanie Pyser:

    Donald Trump's desperate and trying anything to get suburban women to vote for Donald Trump, we have grown our group from three people to 600 -- these are suburban women who are against Donald Trump. A lot of these women were not involved in politics prior to Donald Trump being elected, so it's put a fire under them to get involved.

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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