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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishchallengingchal‧leng‧ing /ˈtʃæləndʒɪŋ/ ●○○ AWL adjective  DIFFICULTdifficult in an interesting or enjoyable way Teaching young children is a challenging and rewarding job. a challenging problemsee thesaurus at difficultchallengingly adverb
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challengingThis has to be achieved without adversely affecting design quality, a task that can prove quite challenging.Planning a wedding reception for over 1000 guests will be very challenging.Yet the custom side is more challenging and helps us to design and produce new and better products.The only shortfall, he said, was of facilities for patients with very difficult and challenging behaviour.They had misgivings about Mr Major's diffidence, felt he was not carrying the battle to the strongly challenging enemy.The job wasn't challenging enough for me - I wanted something more creative.a challenging gameAs we all know marine fishkeeping is a challenging hobby in so many ways.A challenging language, carrying with it the sweet allure of forbidden fruit.Bowden called the piece, "one of the most challenging pieces of music I've ever played."But the really challenging upshot of the report was not this predictable hypocrisy.Not only have there been many important exhibitions held on these issues but many women artists have developed brave and challenging work.
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