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demanding

[dih-man-ding, -mahn-] /dɪˈmæn dɪŋ, -ˈmɑn-/
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
1520-1530
1520-30; demand + -ing2
Related forms
demandingly, adverb
nondemanding, adjective
overdemanding, adjective
overdemandingly, adverb
quasi-demanding, adjective
quasi-demandingly, adverb
undemanding, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for un demanding

demanding

/dɪˈmɑːndɪŋ/
adjective
1.
requiring great patience, skill, etc: a demanding job
Derived Forms
demandingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for un demanding

demanding

adj.

early 15c., "asking, questioning," present participle adjective from demand (v.). Meaning "insistent" is by late 19c. Related: Demandingly.

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