demanding

[dih-man-ding, -mahn-]
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adjective
  1. requiring or claiming more than is generally felt by others to be due: a demanding teacher.
  2. calling for intensive effort or attention; taxing: a demanding job.

Origin of demanding

First recorded in 1520–30; demand + -ing2
Related formsde·mand·ing·ly, adverbnon·de·mand·ing, adjectiveo·ver·de·mand·ing, adjectiveo·ver·de·mand·ing·ly, adverbqua·si-de·mand·ing, adjectivequa·si-de·mand·ing·ly, adverbun·de·mand·ing, adjective
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Examples from the Web for undemanding

Contemporary Examples of undemanding

  • For a long while now, the piloting community has been concerned about the undemanding workload of highly automated cockpits.

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    The New Cockpit Threat

    Clive Irving

    October 22, 2009

Historical Examples of undemanding

  • He must make her happy, this modest, undemanding girl whom he had made woman and a wife.

    Fairfax and His Pride

    Marie Van Vorst

  • As Goody Hawks tiptoed from the room, he felt again on his chest the undemanding weightless warmth.

    Wilderness of Spring

    Edgar Pangborn

  • Here in the undemanding night Ben found it possible to command the earth to be not vast but small.

    Wilderness of Spring

    Edgar Pangborn

  • Ben in the undemanding hours of the days that followed could yet inquire: Where is the way where light dwelleth?

    Wilderness of Spring

    Edgar Pangborn

  • And I looked out upon the perfect beauty of the world around me, and I saw how little excited it was, how placid, how undemanding.


British Dictionary definitions for undemanding

undemanding

adjective
  1. not requiring great patience, skill, attention, etcan undemanding book

demanding

adjective
  1. requiring great patience, skill, etca demanding job
Derived Formsdemandingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for undemanding
adj.

1879, from un- (1) "not" + gerundive of demand (v.).

demanding

adj.

early 15c., "asking, questioning," present participle adjective from demand (v.). Meaning "insistent" is by late 19c. Related: Demandingly.

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