challenging

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English chalengyng; equivalent to challenge +‎ -ing.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtʃæləndʒɪŋ/, /ˈtʃælɪndʒɪŋ/
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VerbEdit

challenging

  1. present participle of challenge

AdjectiveEdit

challenging (comparative more challenging, superlative most challenging)

  1. Difficult, hard to do.

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NounEdit

challenging (plural challengings)

  1. The act of making a challenge.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Estcourt Rowland Metzner, The conflict of tax laws (page 151)
      There are always sincere challengings of the findings, always the objections (sincere in another sense) of those whose interests seem threatened.

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