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challenging

adjective
     
chal‧leng‧ing
difficult in an interesting or enjoyable way:
Teaching young children is a challenging and rewarding job.
a challenging problem
challengingly adverb
WORD FOCUS: difficult WORD FOCUS: difficult
difficult to do: hard, tough, challenging, daunting

difficult and needing a lot of physical effort: tough, strenuous, back-breaking, gruelling, arduous, punishing

difficult to deal with or talk about: tricky, awkward, delicate, sensitive, touchy

words for describing a difficult person: awkward, trying

words for describing difficult conditions: adverse, hostile


See also
difficult

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