trying (comparative more trying, superlative most trying)
- Difficult to endure; arduous.
- 1891, Conan Doyle, A Case of Identity
- "Do you not find," he said, "that with your short sight it is a little trying to do so much typewriting?"
- Irritating, stressful or bothersome.
Difficult to endure; arduous
irritating, stressful or bothersome
- present participle of try
trying (plural tryings)
- (philosophy) The act by which one tries something; an attempt.
- 2006, Andrew Sneddon, Action and Responsibility (page 145)
- In a variety of places, O'Shaughnessy argues that there is an internal relation between trying and the events that tryings produce. For example, he argues that tryings are not independently specifiable except as would-be causes of physical events.