- Physically or mentally demanding: they find the work too taxingMore example sentences
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• informal murderous• rare exigent
- Driving buses is physically and emotionally taxing, with increasing demands for customer service, working congested routes, avoiding road rage, and dealing with schoolchildren.
- 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.
- His left lung should be able to sustain him, but he'll never be able to perform any physically taxing job again.