1. demanding

adjective. ['dɪˈmændɪŋ'] requiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill.


  • exigent
  • exacting
  • hard-to-please
  • tight
  • hard to please
  • stringent
  • hard
  • rigorous
  • stern
  • needy
  • strict


  • easy
  • ease
  • effortless
  • tractable


  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • demand (English)
  • demander (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Demanding

  • misunderstanding
  • notwithstanding
  • understanding
  • withstanding
  • outstanding
  • expanding
  • disbanding
  • stranding
  • commanding
  • standing
  • branding
  • blanding
  • sanding
  • landing
  • handing
  • banding

Sentences with demanding

1. Verb, gerund or present participle
440 grade steel is therefore better suited to applications that are more physically demanding on the material.

Quotes about demanding

1. We hope President Obama will now respect the will of the people, change course, and commit to making the changes they are demanding. To the extent he is willing to do this, we are ready to work with him.
- John Boehner

2. In desperate love, we always invent the characters of our partners, demanding they be what we need of them, and then feeling devastated when they refuse to perform the role we created in the first place.
- Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

3. And then there are the rare ones who know love, who understand it. Who freely give of themselves, demanding only a return of that love,that trust.
- Kim Harrison, Every Which Way But Dead