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Testing of one's abilities
“The 15-day adventure takes you on a challenging trek over miles of natural wilderness.”
Thought-provoking in nature
“Scott had many insights on life that were challenging to one's immediate outlook.”
Rebellious in nature
“His challenging nature proved to be a handful for most of his minders.”
Present participle for to dispute the validity of
“The defendant's lawyer would challenge the evidence presented by the prosecutor.”
Present participle for to invite someone to engage in a contest
“She was always trying to challenge me to a game of chess.”
Present participle for to make demands of, or prove to be a challenge to
“The family's holiday in the woods without Wi-Fi would challenge the kids.”
(rare) Present participle for to have as a requirement
“Having a demanding boss will challenge patience.”
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