Definition for demanding (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
- to lay formal legal claim to.
- to summon, as to court.
verb (used without object)
- the desire to purchase, coupled with the power to do so.
- the quantity of goods that buyers will take at a particular price.
Origin of demand
Examples from the Web for demanding
Conservatives get nowhere by demanding “deregulation,” because liberals are correct that most Americans want clean water.
To this day, Tavakoli is languishing in prison for nothing more than demanding basic human rights.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015|Movements.Org|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The deacon said he is demanding an explanation from Williams.Exposed: The Gay-Bashing Pastor’s Same-Sex Assault|M.L. Nestel|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Before their sitdown Friday, Justice League NYC had been demanding a meeting with the mayor for more than a week.
As I forced my exhausted body to exercise, I yelled at my legs like a drill sergeant, demanding five more minutes or one more set.
They let her get well in, and then pounced upon her, telling her the law, and demanding the story.Little Men|Louisa May Alcott
But whenever it has been used as a political uprising, demanding political rights, it has been more or less successful.Socialism and Democracy in Europe|Samuel P. Orth
He was not slow in discovering that I was a foreigner; and on his demanding whence I came, I told him.
These are indeed momentous questions, demanding a speedy solution.
Mother was often in tears, Uncle Fred always begging or demanding money.Foes in Ambush|Charles King
British Dictionary definitions for demanding (1 of 2)
Derived Formsdemandingly, adverb
British Dictionary definitions for demanding (2 of 2)
verb (tr; may take a clause as object or an infinitive)
- willingness and ability to purchase goods and services
- the amount of a commodity that consumers are willing and able to purchase at a specified priceCompare supply 1 (def. 9)
Derived Formsdemandable, adjectivedemander, noun
Word Origin for demand
Culture definitions for demanding
Idioms and Phrases with demanding
see in demand; make demands on; on demand.