Challenging - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈtʃælɪndʒɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word challenging
Brit.  |ˈtʃalɪn(d)ʒɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word challenging
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to challenge


- requiring full use of your abilities or resources(syn: ambitious)

performed the most challenging task without a mistake

- stimulating interest or thought(syn: thought-provoking)

a challenging hypothesis

- disturbingly provocative (syn: intriguing)


Teaching young children is a challenging and rewarding job.

I find the job challenging and fun.

Teaching is challenging but rewarding work.

It's a challenging book that requires careful reading.

The slope was challenging for even the most experienced climbers.

performed the most challenging task without a mistake

A number of doctors are challenging the study's claims.

...getting the troops into the bucketing landing craft proved to be challenging...

Liverpool are challenging for the title (=in a position where they could win).

Every teacher ought to be challenging kids to think about current issues.

As time moves on, I'd like the children to play more challenging music.

Many students drop out because they are not prepared for our challenging program

the armies were afield, challenging the enemy's advance

The teacher steered the gifted students towards the more challenging courses

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