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trying

[trahy-ing] /ˈtraɪ ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
extremely annoying, difficult, or the like; straining one's patience and goodwill to the limit:
a trying day; a trying experience.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80 for general sense; 1710-20 for current sense; try + -ing2
Related forms
tryingly, adverb
tryingness, noun
untrying, adjective
Synonyms
irritating, irksome, bothersome, vexing.
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British Dictionary definitions for tryingness

trying

/ˈtraɪɪŋ/
adjective
1.
upsetting, difficult, or annoying: a trying day at the office
Derived Forms
tryingly, adverb
tryingness, noun
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