from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Requiring much effort or attention: exhausted by a demanding job. See Synonyms at burdensome.
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- adj. Requiring much endurance, strength, or patience.
- v. Present participle of demand.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. requiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill
The Top Hat tried to say something, his hands flailing, his expression demanding mercy now that he was powerless.
In truth he speaks with such affection and so little aggression, even the word demanding was said in a font halfway between normal and capitals.
President Nelson Mandela on Monday condemned what he called the demanding style of the weekend's rightwing protest against the imprisonment of Willem Ratte, saying no government could respond to such demands.
Bbbbbuuuut … Syria and Saudi Arabia, and Egypt, and Jordan and pretty much everybody else bans parties many of them arabs, this is such a egregious case of double standars, once you start demanding from the Saudis to stop banning arab parties you should not expect it from Israel.
How long before fed-up Mexicans begin demanding the same indulgence?
Robust views in demanding effort from those in need go hand-in-hand with anger at tax avoidance, and strong support across every party and class for a higher minimum wage and a better deal for carers.
Wages, the drain demanding so much cash support from Mansour, further compound City's difficulties.
"Zero Tolerance" works both ways ... and I suggest we 'steal' their new banner and begin demanding "Zero Tolerance" for anti-hunting, anti-wildlife stupidity and ridiculous rhetoric.
When the Honduran government was overthrown by the military last year, South America was unanimous in demanding the immediate and unconditional re-instatement of the elected president, José Manuel Zelaya.
On Thursday, Canada joined the EU, Brazil and Chile in demanding the withdrawal of tax credits in the U.S. for black liquor.