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


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

OTHER WORDS FROM demanding Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for undemanding

British Dictionary definitions for undemanding (1 of 2)

/ (ˌʌndɪˈmɑːndɪŋ) /


not requiring great patience, skill, attention, etcan undemanding book

British Dictionary definitions for undemanding (2 of 2)

/ (dɪˈmɑːndɪŋ) /


requiring great patience, skill, etca demanding job

Derived forms of demanding

demandingly, adverb
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