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synonyms for challenging

  • ask for
  • assert
  • call for
  • claim
  • confront
  • defy
  • demand
  • denounce
  • impose
  • require
  • test
  • try
  • accost
  • arouse
  • beard
  • brave
  • cross
  • dare
  • exact
  • impeach
  • impugn
  • inquire
  • investigate
  • provoke
  • query
  • reclaim
  • stimulate
  • summon
  • tax
  • vindicate
  • call out
  • face down
  • face off
  • face the music
  • fly in the face of
  • hang in
  • insist upon
  • invite competition
  • make a point of
  • make a stand
  • object to
  • search out
  • stand up to
  • stick it out
  • throw down the gauntlet
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antonyms for challenging

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  • deny
  • answer
  • calm
  • dodge
  • ignore
  • agreement
  • decision
  • victory
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How to use challenging in a sentence

Valderruten says it’s been “challenging” to talk for so long without being physical.
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This makes it challenging for politicians to understand the scope of the issue.
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The ongoing nature of ambiguous loss can be especially challenging, Williams said, and the grief may always be with you in some way.
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We are looking forward to being part of the redistricting process, but it’s challenging if it isn’t in their language.
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While implementing local SEO strategies may seem challenging at first, it’s less complex than many small businesses think.
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The Big Ten’s effort to finish the regular season with 140 games — 20 for each team — has becoming increasingly challenging.
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Honestly, what’s happened is this all has happened so quickly that to build the technology to do this has been really challenging.
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Faced with challenging circumstances, investors retreated to what they already knew, choosing to back later-stage rounds for founders they’d already invested in or new founders who were already within their networks.
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I never thought I would talk to a president of the United States in such a direct and challenging way.
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WORDS RELATED TO CHALLENGING

  • arduous
  • bold
  • challenging
  • demanding
  • difficult
  • elaborate
  • energetic
  • exacting
  • formidable
  • grandiose
  • hard
  • impressive
  • industrious
  • lofty
  • pretentious
  • severe
  • strenuous
  • visionary
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