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Adjective
Imposing or constituting a physical, mental, or figurative load
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“The country's citizens are going through trying times due to an upheaval in government.”
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Causing irritation or annoyance
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“Even the most patient of us would find Peter's sanctimonious speeches a little trying after awhile.”
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(of a person) Deliberately unreasonable or uncooperative
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Having or showing a tendency to be easily annoyed or angered
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(of a person) Making others work hard or meet high standards
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Decisive or critical, especially in the success or failure of something
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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
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Verb
In an attempt
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To touch with the purpose of ascertaining the degree of something
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“I have seen a lot of therapists who try different kinds of treatment.”
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Present participle for to make an effort or attempt
“He didn't even try to listen to my side of the story.”
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Present participle for to give pain, affliction, or vexation to
“As it is, literally having to watch paint dry starts to sorely try the patience.”
Verb
Present participle for to bring before a judge
“The information is invalid, and this Court has no jurisdiction to try the issue arising therefrom.”
Noun
The institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a person
Noun
An event in which people compete for supremacy in a sport or other activity, or in a quality
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