- offering a challenge; testing one's ability, endurance, etc: a challenging course; a challenging game.
- stimulating, interesting, and thought-provoking: a challenging suggestion.
- provocative; intriguing: a challenging smile.
Origin of challenging
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Examples from the Web for challengingly
"I included him; I said 'we,'" said Winthrop, challengingly.East Angels
Constance Fenimore Woolson
"But you can tell him, if you've a mind," Julian went on challengingly.The Price of Love
“Mamma was sick or she wouldn't,” she added, challengingly, to Robert.The Portion of Labor
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
She closes her lips trimly and looks steadily and challengingly at him as she sits more collectedly than ever.You Never Can Tell
George Bernard Shaw
"Heard you've got a sale on robots," Red-tie said, challengingly, as he stepped aside for his wife.The Salesman
Waldo T. Boyd
- demanding or stimulatinga challenging new job
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