challenging challenging  /ˈtʃæ lən dʒɪŋ/


  1. (adj) requiring full use of your abilities or resources
  2. (adj) stimulating interest or thought
  3. (adj) disturbingly provocative


  1. And back home, people are starting to recognize that a voice capable of challenging authority is invaluable.
  2. High-wired Mountain Act High-altitude climbing is a challenging spectator sport, but thanks to technology it's gaining popularity.
  3. First he claimed that his function on Election Day was to provide legal advice to Republicans assigned the task of challenging voters' credentials.


  1. IEA Sees Natural Gas Challenging Oil's Transport Fuel Dominance

    IEA Sees Natural Gas Challenging Oil's Transport Fuel Dominance
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  2. West doesn’t rule out challenging Rubio

    West doesn’t rule out challenging RubioSaying he has “a lot of concerns” about the immigration reform bill backed by Sen.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Palm Beach Post

  3. Climate activists launch petition challenging WBAL-TV, Tony Pann

    Two climate change advocacy groups are challenging WBAL-TV and Tony Pann, one of the station's meteorologists, for Pann's stance denying that global warming is occurring.        
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Baltimore Sun


  1. "In these challenging times, when we are facing both rising deficits and a sinking economy, budget reform is not an option," Obama said. "It's a necessity."
    on Nov 25, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I'm disappointed with the decision, in so far as I understand that it will result in hundreds of actions challenging the detention of enemy combatants to be moved to federal district court," Mukasey said at a Group of Eight meeting of justice...
    on Jun 12, 2008 By: Michael Mukasey Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "This is going to be a challenging time," Clinton said. "And it will require 21st-century tools and solutions to meet our problems and seize our opportunities."
    on Jan 22, 2009 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Bloomberg

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