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demanding

adjective
     
de‧mand‧ing S3
1 needing a lot of ability, effort, or skill:
physically/emotionally/intellectually etc demanding
Climbing is physically demanding.
2 expecting a lot of attention or expecting to have things exactly the way you want them, especially in a way that is not fair:
Her mother could be very demanding at times.

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