Synonym of trying

Alternative for trying

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Imposing or constituting a physical, mental, or figurative load
hard tough difficult taxing fatiguing stressful arduous heavy demanding frustrating pressured upsetting aggravating bitter brutal burdensome cruel exacting exasperating excruciating exhausting fraught grievous grim grueling gruelling hardhanded harsh inhuman murderous onerous oppressive rough rugged searing severe stiff testing tiring traumatic troublesome wearing bothersome hellish irksome strenuous vexing wearisome exigent pestilent sticky tight tricky weighty a stinker of a challenging rigorous laborious punishing uphill toilsome back-breaking formidable crushing unpleasant backbreaking distressing harrowing wearying vexatious worrying draining herculean grinding sapping killing effortful hairy disturbing moiling tiresome hellacious awkward killer thorny sweaty worrisome painful disagreeable problematic tall tedious nasty Herculean crippling nerve-racking Augean disquieting enervating troubling stringent daunting torturous fierce annoying knackering pick-and-shovel unsettling relentless debilitating agonizing harassing distressful concerning inconvenient prickly galling knotty irritating alarming agonising labored perturbing laboured bad delicate agitating tortuous operose forbidding ticklish unsparing intolerable perplexing dismaying ponderous persnickety sensitive discomforting awful uncomfortable hostile bleak austere unbearable dodgy strict grave tense ambitious problematical discomposing savage enervative merciless bruising unremitting anxious intense tormenting wretched toilful spartan nagging disconcerting extreme terrible troublous dire energy-consuming unnerving unforgiving unfriendly nerve-wracking niggling vigorous complicated involved serious complex intricate mean wicked scary excessive touchy harrying pitiless restless nail-biting anxious-making hectic frightening creepy depleting no picnic unrelenting uneasy mighty painstaking maddening colossal precarious inexorable dangerous intimidating critical disruptive cumbersome discouraging imperious controversial rowdy provoking discommoding gloomy depressing ominous impossible gut-wrenching vile tricksy spiny catchy weary nervous abominable convoluted shattering immoderate baffling tough going draconian ruthless turbulent steep punitive dark rotten dreadful displeasing discomfiting flustering overwhelming wild intemperate inclement iffy unruly uncertain repressive infuriating murder chancy disappointing disorderly hefty hazardous boring embarrassing titanic startling pressing hurtful distasteful upstream staggering undisciplined miserable sinister foreboding devilish unyielding gargantuan pesky prohibitive tyrannical solemn slavish difficile domineering heavy-handed humiliating inhospitable horrid hateful foul horrible rebellious exorbitant atrocious slow pestilential comfortless drastic vexed violent embittering nettlesome detestable disobedient appalling unsteady unstable racking odious monumental compromising unfair drudging shocking sickening tumultuous disgusting vicious unkind uncooperative recalcitrant superincumbent shameful extravagant aggressive bold energetic demeaning degrading unjust plodding perilous heartbreaking mortifying apprehensive lousy insufferable intrusive impeding unmanageable threatening consequential immense naughty troubled heart-rending tragic intractable overweening execrable discountenancing dubious suspect questionable gigantic cringeworthy rocky headache yukky unwelcome unpalatable yucky uncongenial unlovely unpleasing unsavory fiendish really hard very hard cringey icky sad inopportune dicey untimely time-consuming great insubordinate unsavoury offensive unendurable backbreaker sour badly behaved worksome toe-curling jarring incommodious dismal busy anxiety-ridden puzzling afflicting heartrending ferocious unfortunate cringe-making high-pressure unpropitious off-putting not easy pessimistic unseemly unreasonable prostrating straitened searching stark physical abusive forceful stretching responsible a nuisance echinated briery stimulating pointed confronting Spartan bare-bones barren desolate an imposition overburdening barbarous mammoth carking biting strained dour thoroughgoing protracted lengthy hardworking overtaxing overpowering dogged stormy tempestuous Sisyphean plaguy pestiferous major devastating unfathomable impenetrable abstruse uptight poignant regrettable unenviable terrifying panicky menacing no piece of cake woeful lamentable prophetic inordinate undue large order heavy sledding torturing raging wrenching unreliable unsure emotionally charged shaming importunate unhappy chilling exerting dictatorial bemusing risky nice strong unconscionable swingeing sharp towering unmerciful ghastly sore remorseless careful hypercritical by the book thorough precise nit-picking infestive ungovernable damaging ugly messy autocratic monotonous rigid calamitous afflictive easier said than done high-impact torturesome drudgy scabrous uphill battle hard-won marathon problem like getting blood out of a stone almighty infernal loathsome despotic undemocratic frightful horrendous hardheaded overextravagant overmuch headstrong overdue insane plethoric baroque undependable stern tyrannous frantic chaotic thankless capricious temperamental mercurial changeable inconstant volatile fickle variable hard-hearted confusing robust authoritarian iron-fisted active eventful frenzied frenetic lively damnable mundane repetitive overbearing coercive anti-democratic uncompromising ignominious grotty high-handed peremptory implacable daring grandiose repetitious longwinded long-winded humourless sedate humorless staid sober sobersided barro disgraceful discreditable dishonouring blush-making embarrassed disheartening sombre dispiriting ironhanded depressive somber confining beastly industrious accursed infamous pernicious cussed fell heinous confounded flinty tormentous plaguing anguishing animated madhouse tireless full riotous furious bustling numbing mind-numbing interminable unsmiling obdurate no-nonsense uncomic astringent bewildering discommodious distracting dishonoring equivocal rattling grand elaborate intrepid gnarly up and down rough going built on sand from hell full on spirited action-packed bumpy raucous pretentious impressive visionary lofty hard-nosed po-faced chastening cursed refractory magnificent repulsive revolting gross large-scale repellent abhorrent repugnant attention-seeking troublemaking obstreperous a bummer of a inexpedient nauseating harmful unappealing acute crashing invidious obnoxious grody objectionable injurious destructive fearful inappropriate limit rancid inauspicious unfit disastrous untoward adverse disadvantageous unbecoming ill-chosen improper unsuitable ill-timed uncomplimentary unfavorable unseasonable unfavourable dysfunctional defiant delinquent wayward ill-disciplined mischievous impudent badly-behaved misbehaving whiny insolent pugnacious petulant socially impaired belligerent willful self-willed erratic errant hot-tempered disturbed roguish sullen cantankerous undisciplinable loudmouthed contumacious ill-behaved bellicose incorrigible maladjusted rude confrontational combative argumentative malicious truculent unrestrainable uncontrollable stubborn scrappy uncompliant rascally uncontainable peevish indocile dirty unappetizing filthy uninviting penetrating nauseous acrid fetid mephitic piercing stinging foetid pitiful powerful gruesome cheerless yucko deplorable stinking cutting pungent joyless hideous pitiable morose glum boisterous vehement diabolical noisome undesirable noxious obscene funky saddening sick-making putrid smarting stinky raw repellant squally blustery burning mortal horrific unappeasable keen cold windy doleful intensive indigestible cruddy exquisite despicable skanky uneatable mucky malodorous moving pervasive explosive sorry dingy smelly inedible affecting rank suffocating loathly pongy whiffy stifling disgustful evil black pathetic poor God-awful storming irreconcilable sorrowful dreary deadly piteous sickly horrifying acid cloying tasteless monstrous sworn tragical tear-jerking mournful blistering unlucky macabre nightmarish unattractive consuming hopeless squalid choppy howling grubby polluted angry foul-smelling blustering roaring smudged bedraggled befouled smutty scandalous miasmal sullied cheap scurvy bemired dusty unclean uncleanly lame fulsome draggled grimy scabby muddy illegal paltry stained besmirched blackened scummy sordid niffy unsportsmanlike sneaking contemptible grungy ratty begrimed soiled unsettled festy olid poison unholy bum ungodly stormful touching on the nose dislikable arch crummy brackish brutish rainy foul-tasting drab concentrated inflexible mirthless extraordinary anguished potent damp heady intransigent stony funereal intensified plaintive vulgar vivid caustic aromatic grisly coarse poisonous dolorous melancholic savorless melancholy gusty steely out-and-out gray grey agitated unacceptable cyclonic heart-wrenching thundery significant passionate marked peracute evil-smelling stale torrid thunderous lurid volcanic fearsome ungentle uncool swirling spoiled distressed heavy-duty fiery spoilt parlous very bad pained unsympathetic wounding desolating nippy tangy discordant hard-line shooting stabbing impoverished oppressed flowery fragrant poverty-stricken pain drag hardline antagonistic heartfelt hurting aculeate life-threatening considerable eye-watering unfeeling unpitying shrewd weak flat blowy wintry profound deep not pleasant unpopular chilly freezing sobering big insipid flavourless bland disconsolate rueful demoralizing demoralising at each other's throats mephitical irritable revulsive unamusing paralyzing paralysing knifelike drilling snowy wet drizzly icy ill-fated hard-pressed shadowy tortured doubtful treacherous negative jeopardous morbid apocalyptic full of hardship ill-omened direful ill-boding storm-wracked coming down murky raining cats and dogs frigid riproaring undesired enormous supreme exceptional charged dispirited dejecting dolesome unwholesome unconsumable shuddersome resentful ornery blasted pounding high frowning surly moody rejected unwanted very great unsatisfactory abysmal drear depressed close heightened unqualified tickly contaminated tainted unpleasant-tasting turned off raunchy sleazy yecchy scuzzy blameworthy excluded reprehensible uninvited godawful mother of all diligent exaggerated forcible all-consuming shrill flavorless pensive lachrymose derisible lugubrious plangent unsought ill-favoured exceptionable inadmissible tearing struggling suffering wintery cast-iron boot-faced brooding mortified disapproving crabby itchy scratchy unwished for unwished-for decomposing musty acidic rotted stenchy strong-smelling decomposed reeking rotting decaying odoriferous decayed skunky stenchful fusty odiferous spoiling barbaric reeky tough as old boots unfit for human consumption not fit to eat causing discomfort ill-fitting heart-breaking extremely bad typhonic foaming boiling not wanted ill-advised too bad ill-favored unrefined bloodthirsty tigerish bloody convulsive storm-tossed stirring impactful emotional tearful wolfish sadistic heartless knock-down-and-drag-out blood-and-guts paroxysmal rabid roily cataclysmic cataclysmal hot hammer and tongs disordered bang-bang seething uncouth loutish crude uncultured sanguinary weltering to the death anarchic lawless churlish ungracious irresistible compelling distinct noisy tremulous ruffled confused stirred up sentimental tender nostalgic expressive brusque blunt curt impolite breathtaking unmistakable invincible compulsive boorish uncivil crass discourteous ill-bred ravenous unrestrained inhumane lupine voracious overriding overshadowing ribald oafish lewd unpolished indelicate uncultivated indecent profane indecorous bluff ill-mannered unmannerly roller-coaster seditious unbridled mutinous bearish inconsiderate inelegant roughcast vulgarian bawdy uproarious louring bad-mannered untutored gruff shaking perturbed vociferous full of confusion untamed uncontrolled termagant excited full of ups and downs full of conflict demonstrative in turmoil roughhouse rampant full of upheavals rambunctious very strong lowbrow lowbred foul-mouthed artless insensible unceremonious common loud roughneck incult unladylike lowering ungentlemanly raffish more than one can bear more than flesh and blood can stand

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Causing irritation or annoyance
annoying exasperating infuriating irksome irritating maddening tiresome aggravating bothersome troublesome vexatious provocative vexing disturbing galling pesky provoking pestiferous pestilent plaguy rankling nettlesome pestilential abrasive riling peeving chafing carking nettling frustrating upsetting rebarbative plaguey pesty troubling nagging distressing infernal disagreeable wearisome worrisome inconvenient harassing difficult unsettling burdensome confounded displeasing cussed unpleasant perturbing tedious awkward worrying discomforting discomposing troublous disquieting grating discouraging agitating disconcerting discommoding unwelcome tormenting teasing antagonizing enraging niggling nasty wearing antagonising painful irking enough to try the patience of a saint enough to drive you up the wall disappointing jarring harrying agonizing agonising dismaying alarming distressful wretched thorny frightening startling severe ominous foreboding gloomy onerous sinister depressing perplexing creepy laborious pessimistic hard toilsome challenging knotty taxing threatening consequential intrusive impeding disruptive uncertain embarrassing prophetic boring incommodious tricky mean afflicting demanding ugly wicked bedevilling unsatisfying impossible unpleasing unnerving unamusing punchable uncongenial bedeviling nerve-racking objectionable traumatic repugnant deplorable forbidding puzzling lamentable problematic concerning festering antipathetic humiliating harrowing unattractive dreadful distasteful unpalatable plaguing acid afflictive dire gnawing accursed nauseating

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(of a person) Deliberately unreasonable or uncooperative
awkward difficult uncooperative unreasonable belligerent annoying disobliging exasperating perverse stubborn unhelpful obstinate obstructive unpredictable intractable prickly troublesome unaccommodating contrary irritable pesky refractory thrawn tiresome touchy vexing chippy contumacious froward pervicacious renitent vexatious balky bolshie bulky complex cramped cussed disagreeable discommodious incommodious obdurate stroppy unmanageable bloody-minded hard to handle difficult to handle uncompromising recalcitrant inflexible unyielding unbending pigheaded truculent determined strong-willed not giving an inch demanding overbearing tough hard to please fussy unrelenting grim unamenable hardheaded picky boorish rigid hard-nosed argumentative fastidious finicky tyrannical delicate grumbly dogmatic hypercritical importunate strong-minded pitiless strict intransigent oppressive single-minded captious dissatisfied snappy sensitive ill-natured rude hard to satisfy temperamental irritating crotchety querulous indomitable bearish ornery crabby set in one's ways unflinching contrarious overcritical uppity hard-line stiff wrong-headed inexorable finical huffy cantankerous impolite uptight opinionative disputatious irascible headstrong feisty opinionated vexed quarrelsome perfectionist particular resolute over-particular testy stiff-necked dictatorial fractious invidious critical immovable disputative sour bull-headed negative oafish pertinacious discontented obstreperous ungracious steadfast choosy fiendish wilful disobedient wayward self-willed mulish defiant ungovernable rebellious insubordinate unruly mutinous willful untoward rebel recusant incompliant restive unwilling unresponsive uncontrollable capricious noncompliant cross-grained persistent dogged peevish morose adamant contentious unpersuadable unmalleable shrewish inconsiderate unsupportive unadaptable stubborn as a mule rock-ribbed incorrigible bullheaded grumpy ill-tempered sullen sulky as stubborn as a mule blocking stalling restrictive inhibiting delaying sticky with a will of one's own determined to have one's own way confrontational unconstructive hindering contrariant nonconforming adverse antipathetic converse dissident pig-headed inimical discordant arsey nonconformist disagreeing wrongheaded antagonistic paradoxical dissentient hostile bad-tempered narky ratty shirty choleric frustrating disruptive making difficulties not cooperative scrappy unobliging uncivil unsympathetic discourteous unfriendly unpleasant unamiable uncongenial incontrollable obstinately disobedient undisciplined resistant resisting opposing insubmissive undisciplinable withstanding radical wild

Adjective

Having or showing a tendency to be easily annoyed or angered
crabbed cross irritable bad-tempered petulant cantankerous crabby disagreeable fractious fretful ill-tempered morose sour surly crotchety curmudgeonly miserable pettish querulous tetchy bitter churlish complaining edgy grumpy impatient moody peevish peppery prickly testy huffy ill-humored ill-humoured ill-natured scratchy snappish sullen touchy cynical difficult grouchy harsh on edge ratty snappy splenetic sulky tough waspish acrimonious bilious chippy choleric cranky crusty dyspeptic liverish out of sorts perverse tart acrid eggy in a bad mood narky out of temper peckish sorehead soreheaded whingeing whingy captious miffy snaky irascible short-tempered like a bear with a sore head fiery glum unsociable brusque misanthropic snarky gloomy snippy fussy snippety stuffy dour raspy mardy acid awkward mumpish saturnine blunt chuffy quick-tempered nasty-tempered angry uptight tense temperamental critical curt sensitive huffish disgruntled shirty argumentative feisty gruff volatile bristly ireful pouty shrewish oversensitive ornery obstinate quarrelsome pertinacious discontented contentious hotheaded truculent hypercritical resentful whining whiny stroppy uncooperative crybaby exasperated displeased snarling contrary ungracious grumbling brooding bearish iracundulous annoyed iracund waxy disputatious pouting mean childish waspy grousing dissatisfied cavilling carping sharp griping hasty malignant vindictive nasty caviling out of humor sore growling passionate malicious filthy venomous fretting spiteful obstreperous vinegary cussed short out of humour ugly thin-skinned hot-tempered foul-tempered fault-finding out-of-sorts cross-grained having got out of bed on the wrong side as cross as two sticks hot-blooded in a mood hot under the collar on a short fuse having got out of bed the wrong side short-fused easily offended bloody-minded uncivil unpleasant impolite rude discourteous unmannerly unfriendly embittered vicious piqued tooshie boorish irritated abrupt rancorous wrathful miffed excitable peeved mopey glowering indignant unresponsive uncommunicative taciturn restive offended worried ticklish moping hostile irked unkind crude ill-mannered vexed upset agitated scowling nettled riled sarcastic narked humourless humorless hateful frowning restless irate envenomed catty unsmiling put out malign vitriolic fed up hot-headed loutish uneasy easily upset anxious uncouth oafish mean-spirited unhappy fidgety crass ill-bred nervous ungallant ungentlemanly virulent stressed rough unchivalrous uncharitable distressed offhand ill at ease unsettled scathing disrespectful inconsiderate choked cruel malevolent twitchy disobliging grudging antagonistic aggrieved ignorant jumpy infuriated jaundiced unquiet caustic impulsive hurt aggravated incensed furious bad-mannered arsey coarse overstrung pernicious highly strung provoked inflammable censorious savage atrabilious skittish hurtful wounded acerbic enraged sardonic neurotic unhelpful perturbed het up scrappy salty poisonous sourpussed troubled in a temper joyless sulking in a huff sharp-tongued high-strung hung up bad wicked uncongenial aggressive pugnacious ferocious overwrought distraught uncomfortable tempersome vinegarish bad-humored unruly recalcitrant ungenerous snarly zowerswopped hypersensitive refractory spunky acute sombre somber unlikable froward Eeyorish perversely irritable lugubrious brief scornful apt to fly off the handle indomitable uncompliant indocile wild emotional like a bear eristic bellicose plaintive murmuring with a long face got up on wrong side of bed vulgar mopish sober dismal pessimistic sharp-tempered worked up wrought up belligerent hate-filled toey dejected agitable broody disappointed dicey hazardous unsafe unpredictable perturbable grumbly moaning bemoaning whimpering wailing negative crying deploring lamenting wreck rattled faultfinding begrudging blue fierce kittle mopy harried flustered disheartened classless clownish cloddish wired up wound up hard no-nonsense laconic bluff afflicted disturbed harassed discouraged bothered nervy bundle of nerves mad insecure wired apprehensive maddened tormented inflamed stewed angered insulted unstable brittle vehement irreconcilable hard to please huffy irascible hysterical antsy unfulfilled fuming defeated in high dudgeon crook vex easily frightened easily agitated jittery hinky goosey keyed up dithery atwitter queasy queazy aflutter unceremonious uncivilised clodhopping uncultured polite miserly unpolished rustic uncivilized base lowbred unneighborly with chip on shoulder hard done by grudge-bearing with a chip on one's shoulder ill-disposed stressy adrenalized brassed off hacked off snuffy wrath cheesed off browned off peed off unsatisfied frustrated unsated ungratified fretted mordant excited on tenterhooks off offish trenchant not best pleased ticked off teed off maleficent carrying a chip on your shoulder up the wall cutting like a cat on a hot tin roof like a cat on hot bricks on pins and needles boisterous barbed foaming at the mouth impertinent malefic bent out of shape insolent impudent withering biting presumptuous mordacious stinging vitriolous abusive corrosive astringent wounding acidulous searing graceless brash burning audacious slashing tactless offensive rapier-like evil-intentioned dripping with malice razor-edged squint-eyed insulting derogatory disparaging cheeky arrogant undiplomatic cocky unmannered unrefined unladylike mannerless uncomplimentary disgracious overbearing ungenteel out-of-line flip unhandsome intrusive mouthy contumelious fresh underbred inaffable smart alecky lippy yokelish indecorous thoughtless indelicate bounderish uncalled-for smart-alecky brazen insubordinate malapert peremptory disdainful

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(of a person) Making others work hard or meet high standards
demanding perfectionist uncompromising clamorous critical dictatorial disapproving fussy importunate intractable judgmental obstinate rigorous strict tiresome tough cavilling difficult exigent fractious hard harsh imperious inflexible insistent nagging overbearing overexacting querulous stringent troublesome unaccommodating unamenable unbending unmanageable caviling cavillous censuring disparaging faultfinding firm hairsplitting hardheaded hypercritical needy obdurate overscrupulous possessive quibbling sticklerish stiff stubborn unflinching unreasonable unsparing carping censorious cynical demeaning serious tyrannical high-maintenance fault-finding hard to please hard to satisfy over-exacting hard-line over-censorious over-particular over-rigorous over-strict captious finicky overcritical pedantic pernickety picky niggling hair-splitting rejective nit-picking pass-remarkable nitpicking negative recalcitrant fastidious pettifogging refractory headstrong overnice perverse froward exacting severe exceptive sarcastic particular irritable testy cantankerous crabby contrary touchy persnickety nice deprecating judgemental criticizing criticising nitpicky trivial thorny unfair unjust peevish very critical petty acrimonious petulant cross tricky punctilious overparticular meticulous scolding humbling diagnostic calumniatory belittling discerning biting discriminating derogatory analytical lowering critic judgy reproachful trenchant sharp cutting penetrating contemptuous choleric condemning withering satirical stern uncontrollable ungovernable unruly incontrollable willful untoward wilful wayward awkward complex insoluble burdensome unrelenting grim boorish rigid hard-nosed argumentative pigheaded impossible to cope with out of control out of hand pitiless dissatisfied bearish opinionated inexorable irascible resolute immovable oafish discontented obstreperous grumbly set in one's ways choosy snappy temperamental irritating impolite unyielding uptight quarrelsome strong-minded single-minded rude bloody-minded stiff-necked steadfast dogmatic intransigent indomitable wrong-headed opinionative sour pertinacious oppressive disobliging prickly thrawn finical huffy stroppy vexed unpredictable hard to handle invidious bull-headed fiendish delicate sensitive ill-natured crotchety ornery contrarious uppity disputatious chippy obstructive feisty balky bolshie disputative cussed ungracious

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Decisive or critical, especially in the success or failure of something
crucial critical key pivotal decisive climacteric deciding testing determining important momentous searching settling big central consequential fundamental influential major psychological significant vital weighty epoch-making far-reaching historic life-and-death acute clamorous desperate dire imperative climatic insistent showdown touchy now or never hanging by thread on thin ice touch and go principal essential chief paramount prime main primary cardinal leading necessary foremost basic serious predominant premier dominant capital first preeminent supreme indispensable core urgent overriding grave outstanding considerable great all-important focal master pre-eminent arch substantial intrinsic grand primal portentous number one elemental earnest high-priority prominent ultimate requisite final material ruling salient greatest elementary overbearing staple conclusive numero uno integral overmastering profound rudimentary underlying fateful number-one top highest solemn sovereign meaningful somber lead sombre severe sovran heavyweight sober needed of consequence of moment of significance of great consequence definitive notable exigent of great importance head sedate staid quintessential of great import prior root noteworthy monumental humourless humorless radical must-have foundational eventful no laughing matter earth-shattering no joke prevailing uppermost basal no-nonsense life and death big deal presiding required remarkable heavy commanding apocalyptic rudimental constitutional supereminent topmost underlined uncomic absolute earthshaking high certain relevant major league exciting defining striking powerful constitutive mandatory telling heavy-duty conspicuous seminal necessitous forceful signal inherent original determinative strategic memorable utmost beginning controlling introductory much tectonic keynote big-time appreciable burning creative dramatic prerequisite hefty pertinent meat-and-potatoes formative high-level action-packed arresting compulsory obligatory unlucky decided noticeable pronounced operative settled fatal climactic earth-shaking causal world-shaking world-shattering obvious marked ingrained structural innate special impressive star stellar overruling eminent particular sizable tough difficult sensational headline landmark primitive mighty abecedarian pressing especial extraordinary arch- hard potent needful big league front-page maximum deep bottom-line newsworthy exceptional vitally important earthshattering last clear nucleus responsible shaping evaluative king active predestined foreordained inevitable doomed destined lively busy full standard developmental constructive best axial applicable senior strongest ill-fated doomful direful inauspicious ominous resultful prevalent everything champion effective simple initiative super event-filled strenuous No. 1 determinant good stipulated popular hectic alpha apposite germane fitting nitty-gritty characteristic substantive of prime importance of greatest importance interesting natural super colossal mammoth valuable elevated second-to-none glum constituent determined appropriate apropos apt in demand moving intrusive projecting protruding famous arrestive jutting obtrusive stern component connected actual wanted right-hand gloomy dour grim primordial organic initial concluding finishing closing ending definite chad austere indicative topical quiet downbeat sad all important at the heart of imperious trenchant authoritative compelling cold sober buzzworthy large-scale large stirring gripping riveting peak culminating hair-raising apocalyptical thrilling called for transcendental sublime categorical distinguished incisive innovative matter of life and death strong distinctive preponderant rare resonant impactful unforgettable intense worthy of attention carrying a lot of weight quantum uncommon generous imposing milestone glaring extensive unusual extreme unordinary ponderable glorious emphatic sustaining axiomatic axiological supporting deep-seated substratal substrative grass-roots theoretical bottom underived groundlaying empyrean empyreal crisp peremptory noted trusted reputable celebrated illustrious imaginative groundbreaking crowning climatical climactical out of the ordinary of note of substance litmus test much needed very important life-or-death of the utmost importance of the essence honoured noble top-ranking superior pioneering productive ground-breaking epochal high profile honourable well known top-notch high-powered honorable highly regarded major-league high-ranking honored high-up big time big-league top-drawer of high standing germinal inspiring inspirational generative life-changing puissant skookum of importance most important most prominent most influential

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Requiring effort or endurance to a degree that strengthens or improves a person's character

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(informal) Extremely boring
deadly boring dull uninteresting monotonous tedious unexciting dreary flat humdrum lackluster lacklustre mind-numbing uneventful uninspiring unstimulating arid bland dry unrelieved wearisome frustrating irksome soul-destroying tiresome tiring dull as ditchwater dullsville ornery samey ho-hum dry as dust lacking variation lacking variety as dry as dust no great shakes not up to much nothing to write home about prosaic stuffy stodgy drab colourless slow banal stale colorless pedestrian numbing ponderous jejune monochromatic wearying dusty jading drudging tame heavy old insipid lifeless vapid routine leaden run-of-the-mill stupid weary blah mundane unimaginative commonplace featureless soporific dreich draggy ho hum dull as dishwater trite uniform unchanging sterile monochrome unvaried spiritless quotidian workaday plodding unremarkable empty stiff innocuous inane yawnsome bromidic lacking excitement lacking interest staid sedate pompous fuddy-duddy square conventional difficult uninspired characterless weariful nondescript wooden unoriginal tired unenjoyable passionless soulless unentertaining lame serious repetitive over-serious fatiguing unspirited derivative heavy-going repetitious ordinary worn-out prolix deadening big yawn hackneyed common unvarying droning dead toneless mechanical turgid vacant pointless depressing without variety unfeeling wishy-washy unexcited expressionless mat dulled lusterless dim milk-and-water unexpressive watery matte monotonic nothing all the same reiterated monotone treadmill recurrent samely banausic unchanged sing-song uninflected flat as pancake puts one to sleep sapless weak unseasoned muted unpalatable prosy vanilla blind whitebread laborious labored laboured namby-pamby lead balloon simplistic crude meager barren meagre everyday usual vacuous plain hacky interminable torpid mediocre platitudinous unexceptional unanimated nowhere predictable repeated zero plain vanilla pabulum limp matter-of-fact feeble bloodless normal common or garden stereotyped undistinguished iterative dismal lustreless apathetic desolate corny anaemic reiterative unmemorable enervating exhausting duplicative stock automatic day-to-day typical sluggish sombre middle-of-the-road regular long-winded anemic garden-variety mindless somber static inoffensive stilted miserable zestless constant unadventurous cold customary clichéd uncreative antiseptic recurring listless average verbose undiversified deadly dull repeating well-worn continual white-bread dragging neutral clockwork gloomy dingy cheerless gray grey endless habitual joyless grim old hat run of the mill dispiriting depressed a dime a dozen pallid bleak threadbare familiar undistinctive non-stimulating formal hack overlong flavourless unappealing overused pedantic overworked ceaseless insistent moth-eaten quiet safe forced uninviting indifferent impersonal plebeian robotic unproductive mainstream hollow off-putting derived second-rate uninventive nitty-gritty terrestrial so-so standard regimented flavorless long-drawn-out downcast recapitulatory iterant lowly bog-standard OK truistic hoary clear sad yawn emotionless garden variety cut-and-dry cut-and-dried standard-issue unnoteworthy unemotional simple timeworn frequent time-worn echoic cliché-ridden worn out institutional played out trivial deep glum dark wonted daily forlorn shadowy tenebrous depressive macabre funereal lonely dolorous morbid similar usual thing long longwinded frequentative prosing menial unlively unpassioned indistinct bummer drag cloying drear bomb annoying irritating disheartening unsatisfying demoralizing unfulfilling not fun boresome vexatious unmodulated undemonstrative clumsy unnatural awkward artificial unartistic stolid solemn wordy yawn producing workday lethargic mortal poky snooze slack sleepy unimpassioned uninterested tepid unromantic stagnant cautious inert unimpressed unmoved heavy-handed dowdy demoralising straightforward half-pie cardboard unprogressive inactive circumspect raw wintry wintery sorrowful damp oppressive windy unfateful indecisive noneventful inconclusive prudent one-horse modest brainless poor half-hearted inadequate chary stereotypical puerile not so hot dead-and-alive homespun unsentimental unvarnished unembellished unpoetic literal factual unadorned businesslike overdone attentive weighty waterish nerdy wimpy phoned in middling unpretentious soft mild drivelling nebbish driveling beige fatuous tenuous slight subdued inexpressive lacking vitality passive deadpan timid heavy going unobjectionable shopworn cliche obligatory cornball musty hackney cobwebby harmless devoid of feeling devoid of emotion homely fair useless two-dimensional gingerly considerate careful heedful wary calculating dime-store halfhearted diluted passable diddly practical actual practicable prose clean futile facile noplace dumb hokey cornfed tripe humble suburban conservative out of date hard to digest undemanding slothful spent outdated boiled down without punch old-fashioned run-of-the-mine medium tolerable run-of-mine second-class outmoded vain profitless archaic unenterprising obsolete ubiquitous household dime-a-dozen not bad forbidding defunct extinct antiquated unrewarding plastic inferior generic garden mean antediluvian leery superannuated matter-of- fact general passé unwelcoming clinical fruitless worthless universal prevalent unappetizing inedible aimless valueless unprofitable purposeless antwacky severe spartan austere stark out of the ark cut and dried prevailing persistent expected unsavoury tasteless distasteful uneatable savourless ineffectual otiose unavailing unsuccessful bootless inefficacious ineffective abortive bare perpetual rife incessant profuse extensive rampant natural unfruitful unfilled unprolific unpleasant unattractive disagreeable instinctive involuntary governmental utilitarian corporate functional unsavory rudimentary ugly elementary unthinking unconscious machine-like cursory perfunctory standard issue inattentive spontaneous casual mechanic inhuman instinctual careless knee-jerk negligent motorized powered useful standardized reflex programmed mechanistic systematic laborsaving standardised fixed motorised

Verb

To touch with the purpose of ascertaining the degree of something
feeling testing checking examining inspecting investigating probing analyzing assessing evaluating exploring analysing trying out running one's hands over palpating sampling tasting appraising experimenting with checking out having a taste of proving scrutinizing putting to the proof giving something a whirl putting to the test trying something on for size weighing scrutinising judging giving it a go experimenting studying reviewing scanning surveying looking over considering viewing researching looking at going over searching auditing looking into poring over vetting delving into eyeballing perusing dissecting checking over sifting giving something the once-over going through taking stock of going into digging into sizing up questioning overlooking conning enquiring into weighing up prospecting going over with a fine-tooth comb inquiring observing eyeing reading working over enquiring overseeing reconnoitring giving the once-over casing reconnoitering recceing looking through assaying scouting canvassing pondering inquiring into subjecting to an examination checking up on screening contemplating scoping giving something a once-over estimating monitoring seeing frisking skimming watching chewing over searching into giving the once over checking up flicking through scoping out regarding running through browsing delving putting under a microscope examining closely looking seeking running over thinking through checking into looking at carefully taking a dekko at flipping through casting an eye over sussing out touring interpreting leafing through separating digging querying gauging interrogating thinking about anatomizing gaging sounding out making enquiries into dipping into eyeing up sizing conducting an enquiry into prying into giving something a going-over taking a look at conducting an investigation into probing into parsing scouring sweeping dividing beholding rating raking deconstructing winnowing verifying following up breaking down enquiring about cutting penetrating mulling over sifting through ferreting in clocking rummaging through prying making enquiries about valuating measuring brainstorming ferreting about in rooting around in rooting about in picking at pegging combing turning over spying ferreting around in sorting out finding out feeling out excogitating sorting through nosing around running down picking apart running your eye over cross-examining fossicking through skimming through staking out poking around making inquiry trying to get to the bottom of staring at thumbing through looking around gazing at inquiring about conducting investigations into reading through perlustrating practicing discussing visiting understanding traversing patrolling balancing looking something over resolving fathoming valuing fanning hunting through reading over asking questions about quizzing catechizing finding out about surfing hunting determining supervising candling piercing staring following panning glancing over diagnosing bugging poking tapping superintending rummaging in partake of searching the evidence concerning poking around in asking questions of looking upon playing around with diving into leaving no stone unturned getting a load of ranging over taking stock rootling around in wading through taking apart rousting around in reading up on making inquiries browsing through doing research into kicking around listening in grading looking up and down shaking down giving something a look-see sifting the evidence concerning reading into going through with a fine-tooth comb making inquiries about putting questions to practising sorting rifling through summing up looking see brooding over deliberating on driving round having a look at going round glancing through looking round comparing trying on noticing searching for asking about repeating reiterating rehearsing revising revisiting perceiving discerning adjudicating double-checking censoring redacting muckraking questing underseeking wiretapping making a recce of spying on making an observation of dissolving snooping making enquiries identifying esteeming treating tackling passing under review boning up passing through contextualizing contextualising experiencing keeping an eye out looking out referring to devouring burying oneself in ploughing through looking on thinking of removing sitting in reporting getting down to brass tacks seeking an answer conducting an enquiry opening up establishing laying bare taking a good look at gazing peering witnessing asking sipping skirring certifying noting confirming ascertaining diving in doing research following a line of investigation doing tests looking up consulting consulting the archives nibbling drilling mining dowsing memorizing keeping an eye on keeping under surveillance giving the eagle eye memorising keeping tabs setting guesstimating pricing getting rid of picking over riffling through trialing trialling making a survey of decomposing decompounding going after telling smoking examining carefully nitpicking spying out quartering attempting endeavoring striving essaying testing out ensuring making sure of counting keeping account scouting out correcting triangulating savoring partaking savouring parading mustering roasting requesting hitting grilling knocking burning up taking the measure of having a tour of going on a tour of having a look round having a look around having one's number figuring out figuring in adjudging figuring deeming calculating taking account of setting at unraveling comprehending criticizing unravelling unpacking plotting mapping out summarizing graphing charting summarising demonstrating piloting glassing finding fault spot-checking looking closely patting down criticising picking holes grasping sounding sightseeing undertaking taking a stab at taking a shot at apprising giving a go endeavouring seeking information of testing the waters requesting information of requesting information seeking information hitting up rumbling riffing flashing riffling glancing at taking a gander having a look-see looking something up and down sieving wearing fooling with experimentalizing road-testing carrying out trials conducting research giving a tryout field-testing making a trial run practicing with conducting experiments putting to trial messing around test driving carrying out tests doing tests on putting through its paces carrying out trials on trying on for size knowing turning debating meditating cogitating perpending revolving reflecting on deliberating about ruminating entertaining deliberating searching through ransacking auditioning fitting walking round going around musing on ruminating about taking soundings plumbing getting to the bottom of rummaging underseeing contrasting wrestling with deliberating upon thinking over tracking minding rehashing reflecting upon giving thought to meditating on hashing over entertaining the idea of thinking out thinking on meditating upon sweating selecting putting through a sieve marching past draining cleaning looking around in dredging rifling trolling juxtaposing scrabbling about in rummaging around in fossicking digging in foraging scrabbling around in foraging through rummaging about in regulating beating the bushes looking high and low turning upside down rummaging round in fishing about in going through with fine-tooth comb finecombing digging through delving in poking about in searching high heaven beating grubbing about in fishing around in grubbing around in leaving no stone unturned in grubbing reconsidering differentiating collating correlating stripping down reexamining giving something a check-up overhauling debugging paralleling competing parallelling balancing the differences between setting side by side setting against standing the pace measuring the differences between weighing the differences between standing the test stacking up against weighing against another weighing against matching up opposing putting side by side confronting measuring up hanging segregating placing in juxtaposition visiting with holidaying at spending time in going over to going to see stopping by stopping over in holidaying with going to going see staying in holidaying in coming to see taking in vacationing in pursuing getting back to chasing up subjecting to an inspection kicking the tires

Antonym of trying

trying Idiom, Proverb

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