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Adjective: demanding  di'mãn-ding
  1. Requiring more than usually expected or thought due, especially great patience, effort, and skill
    "a baby can be so demanding"; "found the job very demanding";
    - exacting
Verb: demand  di'mãnd
  1. Request urgently and forcefully
    "The victim's family is demanding compensation"; "The boss demanded that he be fired immediately"; "She demanded to see the manager"
  2. Must previously have happened or existed, happen or be in place during (in order for stated thing to be happening or be the case)
    "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice";
    - necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for
  3. Claim as due or just
    "The bank demanded payment of the loan";
    - exact
  4. Lay legal claim to
  5. Summon to court
  6. Ask to be informed of
    "I demand an explanation"

See also: difficult, exacting, exigent, hard, hard to please, hard-to-please, needy, rigorous, stern, strict, stringent, tight

Type of: ask for, bespeak, call for, cite, claim, quest, request, summon, summons

Antonym: undemanding

Encyclopedia: Demanding

Demand, Thomas