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Demanding definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DEMANDING, ppr. Claiming or calling for as due, or by authority; requiring; asking; pursuing a claim by legal process; interrogating.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: requiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill; "found the job very demanding"; "a baby can be so demanding" [ant: undemanding]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1926 requiring much time, effort, or attention ; exacting <a demanding job> <demanding customers> demandingly adverb demandingness noun

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Demand De*mand", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Demanded; p. pr. & vb. n. Demanding.] [F. demander, LL. demandare to demand, summon, send word, fr. L. demandare to give in charge, intrust; de- + mandare to commit to one's charge, commission, order, command. Cf. Mandate, Commend.] 1. To ask or call for with authority; to claim or seek from, as by authority or right; to claim, as something due; to call for urgently or peremptorily; as, to demand a debt; to demand obedience. This, in our foresaid holy father's name, Pope Innocent, I do demand of thee. --Shak. 2. To inquire authoritatively or earnestly; to ask, esp. in a peremptory manner; to question. I did demand what news from Shrewsbury. --Shak. 3. To require as necessary or useful; to be in urgent need of; hence, to call for; as, the case demands care. 4. (Law) To call into court; to summon. --Burrill.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. A demanding job or task requires a lot of your time, energy, or attention. He found he could no longer cope with his demanding job... ADJ: usu ADJ n 2. People who are demanding are not easily satisfied or pleased. Ricky was a very demanding child... ADJ

Moby Thesaurus

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