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challenging

[ chal-in-jing ]
/ ˈtʃæl ɪn dʒɪŋ /
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adjective
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.
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Origin of challenging

1300–50; Middle English, as gerund; 1835–45 for def. 1; see challenge, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM challenging

chal·leng·ing·ly, adverbnon·chal·leng·ing, adjectiveun·chal·leng·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for challenging

challenging
/ (ˈtʃælɪndʒɪŋ) /

adjective
demanding or stimulatinga challenging new job
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