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Synonyms of trying in English:


  • 1 it had been a particularly trying day
    pressured, testing, frustrating, fraught, traumatic, arduous, gruelling;
    informalhellish, a bitch of a, a stinker of a
    [Antonyms] easy, painless
  • 2 Steve was turning out to be very trying
    [Antonyms] accommodating
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