- 1) ADJ-GRADED A challenging task or job requires great effort and determination.
Mike found a challenging job as a computer programmer...
I'm ready to do all those things which are more challenging.Syn:Ant:unchallenging, undemanding2) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n If you do something in a challenging way, you seem to be inviting people to argue with you or compete against you in some way.
Mona gave him a challenging look.Syn:
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challenging — adj. 1. requiring full use of one s abilities or resources; as, challenging task. Syn: ambitious, demanding. [WordNet 1.5] 2. disposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority. Syn: insubordinate, resistant, resistive. [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
challenging — UK US /ˈtʃæləndʒɪŋ/ adjective ► difficult to deal with or achieve, especially in a way that forces you to prove your skill or determination to succeed: »a challenging and exciting job that will offer you the freedom to develop your skills »The… … Financial and business terms
challenging — index competitive (antagonistic), contemptuous, dissident, hostile, provocative, sapid Burton s Legal Thesaurus. Willi … Law dictionary
challenging — challengingly, adv. /chal in jing/, adj. 1. offering a challenge; testing one s ability, endurance, etc: a challenging course; a challenging game. 2. stimulating, interesting, and thought provoking: a challenging suggestion. 3. provocative;… … Universalium
challenging — adj. VERBS ▪ be, prove ▪ make sth ▪ We have changed the course to make it more challenging. ▪ find sth ▪ He found the course academically challeng … Collocations dictionary
challenging — /ˈtʃæləndʒɪŋ/ (say chaluhnjing) adjective 1. stimulating; thought provoking: a challenging idea. 2. demanding; difficult but interesting: a challenging job. 3. intriguing; enigmatic: a challenging smile … Australian English dictionary
challenging — adjective 1. requiring full use of your abilities or resources (Freq. 3) ambitious schedule performed the most challenging task without a mistake • Syn: ↑ambitious • Similar to: ↑difficult, ↑hard … Useful english dictionary
challenging — adjective Date: 1842 1. arousing competitive interest, thought, or action < a challenging course of study > 2. invitingly provocative ; fascinating < a challenging personality > • challengingly … New Collegiate Dictionary
challenging — chal|leng|ing [ˈtʃælındʒıŋ] adj difficult in an interesting or enjoyable way ▪ Teaching young children is a challenging and rewarding job. ▪ a challenging problem >challengingly adv … Dictionary of contemporary English
challenging — adjective difficult in an interesting or enjoyable way: Teaching young children is a challenging and rewarding job. | a challenging problem challengingly adverb … Longman dictionary of contemporary English