demanding

[ dih-man-ding, -mahn- ]
/ dɪˈmæn dɪŋ, -ˈmɑn- /

adjective

requiring or claiming more than is generally felt by others to be due: a demanding teacher.
calling for intensive effort or attention; taxing: a demanding job.

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Origin of demanding

First recorded in 1520–30; demand + -ing2

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British Dictionary definitions for demanding

demanding
/ (dɪˈmɑːndɪŋ) /

adjective

requiring great patience, skill, etca demanding job

Derived forms of demanding

demandingly, adverb
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