Definition of taxing in English:



  • Physically or mentally demanding.

    ‘they find the work too taxing’
    • ‘Carrying a baby for nine months is very taxing, emotionally and physically.’
    • ‘The episode features three locale shifts and two car chases - taxing under ideal circumstances, inexcusable when the crew is exhausted and the budget trimmed.’
    • ‘Writing one novel must be taxing, but writing a novel within a novel within a novel within a novel must be nigh on impossible.’
    • ‘Physical stress is caused by misuse or overuse of the body, such as exercising too much or working for extended periods at a job that is physically taxing.’
    • ‘Driving buses is physically and emotionally taxing, with increasing demands for customer service, working congested routes, avoiding road rage, and dealing with schoolchildren.’
    • ‘For Hoffman, acting is taxing, demanding and isolating.’
    • ‘It's physically taxing, too, relying as it does on lightning-fast footwork, deep lunges and swift parries.’
    • ‘The long course takes about two hours of physically taxing skiing.’
    • ‘His left lung should be able to sustain him, but he'll never be able to perform any physically taxing job again.’
    • ‘In this case the company reassigned the drivers to less physically taxing jobs.’
    • ‘They offer a comprehensive understanding of electronic mediums that most people find mentally taxing and tedious.’
    • ‘Julius Drake plays his part with dedication and conviction, particularly in the dissonant sections where Ives' demands are extremely taxing.’
    • ‘Haggling over the prices of groceries can be a taxing job, but Delhi's home-makers may finally breathe easy.’
    • ‘This whole situation must be really taxing for you.’
    • ‘But can you imagine how taxing this must be on their self esteems?’
    • ‘It is all very good but towards the end the power of music becomes taxing to the senses as too much cake would become to the stomach.’
    • ‘Nothing particularly taxing, and the car behaved as you would expect it to, reliably, comfortably but not excitingly.’
    • ‘But still, calves or no calves, the demands of balancing an education with extracurricular responsibilities are taxing indeed.’
    • ‘The flight-training program that normally took three years was condensed to a physically and emotionally taxing six months.’
    • ‘‘Doing everything on your own had been quite taxing but without the car I would have felt quite stranded’, she says.’
    demanding, exacting, challenging, burdensome, arduous, onerous, difficult, hard, tough, heavy, laborious, back-breaking, strenuous, rigorous, uphill, stringent
    tiring, exhausting, enervating, draining, sapping, stressful, wearing, trying, punishing, crushing
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