What is another word for challenging?

Need synonyms for challenging? Here's a list of words from our thesaurus that you can use instead.

Adjective
Testing of one's abilities
“Starting in Lhasa, the 15-day adventure takes you on a challenging trek over 16,900-foot Kong La Pass.”
Adjective
Thought-provoking in nature
“Scott had many insights on life that were challenging to one's immediate outlook.”
Adjective
Rebellious in nature
“His challenging nature proved to be a handful for most of his minders.”
Verb
Present participle for to dispute the validity of
“The defendant's lawyer would challenge the evidence presented by the prosecutor.”
Verb
Present participle for to invite someone to engage in a contest
“She was always trying to challenge me to a game of chess.”
Verb
Present participle for to make demands or prove testing on
“The family's holiday in the woods without Wi-Fi would challenge the kids.”
Verb
(rare) Present participle for to have as a requirement
“Having a demanding boss will challenge patience.”
Find more words!
Use * for blank tiles (max 2) Advanced Search Advanced Search
Use * for blank spaces Advanced Search
Advanced Word Finder

See Also

Watch and Learn
Nearby Words
11-letter Words Starting With
Find Synonyms
go
Word Tools Finders & Helpers Other Languages More Synonyms
Copyright WordHippo © 2019