One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Difficult or annoying; hard to endure.‘it had been a very trying day’
stressful, difficult, taxing, demanding, tough, hard, heavyannoying, irritating, exasperating, maddening, infuriatingView synonyms
- ‘Seriously though, can anyone this side of the Orion belt say they did not expect a difficult and trying season?’
- ‘A trying, testing, history lesson maybe - but one that yields an abundance of rewards.’
- ‘Singaporeans are going through difficult and trying times in varying ways.’
- ‘This week he said he was beginning to renew his love of the game after the trying period he has endured.’
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