driving

[ drahy-ving ]
/ ˈdraɪ vɪŋ /

adjective

demanding a high or unreasonable rate of work from subordinates.
vigorously active; energetic: a driving young executive.
having force and violence: a driving storm.
relaying or transmitting power.
used while operating a vehicle: driving gloves.

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Origin of driving

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at drive, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM driving

driv·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for driving

driving
/ (ˈdraɪvɪŋ) /

adjective

having or moving with force and violencedriving rain
forceful or energetic
relating to the controlling of a motor vehicle in motiondriving test
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