demanding Definition

  • 1requiring a lot of effort, skill, or attention to detail
  • 2needing more attention, time, or effort than you are willing to give

Using demanding: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "demanding" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    Her job is very demanding and requires long hours.

  • Example

    The training program is physically and mentally demanding.

  • Example

    He has a demanding personality and always expects the best from others.

demanding Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for demanding

Phrases with demanding

  • requiring a lot of mental effort and concentration


    Studying for the bar exam is mentally demanding.

  • requiring a lot of emotional effort and energy


    Working with terminally ill patients can be emotionally demanding.

  • time-demanding

    requiring a lot of time and attention


    Raising a child is a time-demanding task.


Summary: demanding in Brief

The term 'demanding' [dɪˈmændɪŋ] refers to something that requires a lot of effort, skill, or attention to detail. It can also refer to something that needs more attention, time, or effort than one is willing to give. Examples include jobs, training programs, and personalities. 'Demanding' extends into phrases like 'mentally demanding,' 'emotionally demanding,' and 'time-demanding,' denoting specific types of requirements.

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