quasi demanding

demanding

[dih-man-ding, -mahn-]
adjective
1.
requiring or claiming more than is generally felt by others to be due: a demanding teacher.
2.
calling for intensive effort or attention; taxing: a demanding job.

Origin:
1520–30; demand + -ing2

demandingly, adverb
nondemanding, adjective
overdemanding, adjective
overdemandingly, adverb
quasi-demanding, adjective
quasi-demandingly, adverb
undemanding, adjective
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demanding (dɪˈmɑːndɪŋ)
 
adj
requiring great patience, skill, etc: a demanding job
 
de'mandingly
 
adv

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demand
late 13c., from O.Fr. demander "to request," from L. demandare "entrust, charge with a commission," from de- "completely" + mandare "to order." The political economy sense (correlating to supply) is first attested 1776 in Adam Smith.
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demand definition


The amount of any given commodity that people are ready and able to buy at a given time for a given price. (See supply and demand.)

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