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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Severely straining the powers of endurance.

Usage examples (9)
  • Adjective : a trying day; a trying experience
  • Dodd is simply grandstanding, tryingly at Obama's expense.
  • Always reticent with him, she had been very tryingly so on their journey.
  • By the time Dr. Tradonico appeared Mrs. Lander was so much better that in her revulsion of feeling she was all day rather tryingly affectionate in her indirect appeals... for more
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