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. Robbie Abell:

    The questions he was asking were not the normal questions a normal person would be asking. If something is suspicious, it’s our discretion, we are the gatekeeper. Federal investigators say that in the week before he murdered dozens people and wounded more than 50 others at the Pulse nighclub in Orlando, Mateen visited another gun shop, where he purchased a pistol and a.223 SIG Sauer semiautomatic rifle. Authorities are still trying to determine the motives behind the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. The Justice Department released the full transcript of Mateen’s 911 call on the night of the massacre Monday. In his 50-second call to police he claimed responsibility for the terror attack and pledged allegiance to Islamic State’s leader. The summary shows that Mateen told negotiators he had a vehicle outside that has some bombs. Just to let you know. You people are gon na get it, and I'm gon na ignite it if they try to do anything stupid. Mateen claimed he had an explosive vest similar to the kind used by terrorists in France, referencing the November terror attack in Paris. In the next few days, you're going to see more of this type of action going on, Mateen said. He also reportedly told hostages that he would put suicide vests on them. No explosives were ever found on Mateen inside the club or in any vehicles outside. Mateen was armed with two guns during the rampage. Despite claims by the administration and law enforcement officials that ISIS did not direct Mateen to carry out the attack, Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Monday used the massacre as an example of why the terror group must be defeated.

  2. Josiah Enyart:

    It’s all critical race theory stuff, that was kind of the start where I realized, they’re really trying to bring this in and make it something.

  3. Adam Smith:

    When I listened to the speech that Navy Secretary Thomas Modly gave -- Navy Secretary Thomas Modly was trying to do a half a -- ed attempt at a speech that Trump would have given, hes trying to figure out what would the narcissist do -- people are trying to figure out how to lead when their example is someone who is not competent orcapable.

  4. Tony Hale in Veep '':

    [ I'm ] trying to catch up on movies, something about this time brings you awareness of things you've put off. I wanted to introduce them to' Schitt's Creek.' My wife wanted to introduce us to' Gilmore Girls,' so we've been watching that. Each night someone picks what they want to watch. I can't believe today is five weeks since my daughter was out of school, it's been so challenging.

  5. Bernie Sanders:

    I mean, right now, under normal times, I wouldn't be talking to you from my home so yes, the calculus has absolutely changed. And you know, we're talking to a lot of people, and trying to figure out the best way forward.

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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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    one whose prevailing mental imagery takes the form of inner feelings of action
    • A. askant
    • B. motile
    • C. pecuniary
    • D. irascible

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