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Definitions and Synonyms of challenging | Another word for challenging | What is challenging?

Definition 1: requiring full use of your abilities or resources - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where challenging or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • ambitious schedule
  • performed the most challenging task without a mistake

Synonyms for challenging in the sense of this definition

(challenging is similar to ...) not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure

"a difficult task" "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access" "difficult times" "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?"

Definition 2: disturbingly provocative - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where challenging or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an intriguing smile

Synonyms for challenging in the sense of this definition

(challenging is similar to ...) serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; stimulating discussion or exciting controversy

"a provocative remark" "a provocative smile" "provocative Irish tunes which...compel the hearers to dance"

Definition 3: stimulating interest or thought - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where challenging or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a challenging hypothesis
  • a thought-provoking book

Synonyms for challenging in the sense of this definition

(challenging is similar to ...) rousing or quickening activity or the senses

"a stimulating discussion"

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