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. Sujana Rana:

    We are trying to change the 'kafala' system so we can have steady salaries and fixed work hours.

  2. Annette March-Grier:

    We take them to the funeral home and help them see that if you're going to play the game, you have to realize there is an end to this game, this is our way of trying to reach them before it's too late.

  3. Sangeet Kaur Deo:

    I think a lot of families were trying to negotiate settlements but nothing reasonable has been forthcoming from MAS. And for that reason, to secure their legal rights, they've all decided to file before Tuesday.

  4. Annika Sorenstam in 2004:

    For her to continue, you need to have the hunger, the hunger to stay at the top, the hunger to keep on working, and the motivation to grind, and all the players are looking at you and trying to find flaws in your game or for you as a person and trying to pull you down.

  5. Sheldon Richman:

    Some conservatives are surprised to find people on the Left supporting the war in Afghanistan. It's not surprising at all…It is hard for the government to prosecute a war and not expand…Conservatives may think they can support war and oppose the expansion of the state, but that is like trying to square the circle. What makes them think they can contain the expansion?

Images & Illustrations of trying

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Popularity rank by frequency of use

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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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