• IPA: /ˈtɹaɪ.ɪŋ/


  1. Difficult to endure; arduous.
    • 1892, A[rthur] Conan Doyle, “A Case of Identity”, in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, OCLC 02541507 ↗, page 59 ↗:
      "Do you not find," he said, "that with your short sight it is a little trying to do so much type-writing?"
  2. Irritating, stressful or bothersome.
Translations Translations Verb
  1. present participle of try#English|try

trying (plural tryings)

  1. (philosophy) The act by which one tries something; an attempt.

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