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DEMANDING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does demanding mean? 

DEMANDING (adjective)
  The adjective DEMANDING has 1 sense:

1. requiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill

  Familiarity information: DEMANDING used as an adjective is very rare.


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DEMANDING (adjective)


Sense 1demanding [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Requiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill

Context examples:

found the job very demanding / a baby can be so demanding

Similar:

exacting; exigent (requiring precise accuracy)

hard to please; hard-to-please ((of persons))

needy (demanding or needing attention, affection, or reassurance to an excessive degree)

rigorous; stringent; tight (demanding strict attention to rules and procedures)

exacting; stern; strict (severe and unremitting in making demands)

tightened (made tighter or more stringent)

Also:

difficult; hard (not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure)

Antonym:

undemanding (not demanding; requiring little if any patience or effort or skill)


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