trying

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

try +‎ -ing

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

trying (comparative more trying, superlative most trying)

  1. Difficult to endure; arduous.
  2. Irritating, stressful or bothersome.

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Verb[edit]

trying

  1. Present participle of try.

Noun[edit]

trying (plural tryings)

  1. (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.

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