Synonyms for challenging

Synonyms for (adjective) challenging

Synonyms: challenging, ambitious

Definition: requiring full use of your abilities or resources

Usage: ambitious schedule; performed the most challenging task without a mistake

Similar words: difficult, hard

Definition: not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure

Usage: a difficult task; nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access; difficult times; why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?


Synonyms: challenging, intriguing

Definition: disturbingly provocative

Usage: an intriguing smile

Similar words: provocative

Definition: serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; stimulating discussion or exciting controversy

Usage: a provocative remark; a provocative smile; provocative Irish tunes which...compel the hearers to dance- Anthony Trollope


Synonyms: thought-provoking, challenging

Definition: stimulating interest or thought

Usage: a challenging hypothesis; a thought-provoking book

Similar words: stimulating

Definition: rousing or quickening activity or the senses

Usage: a stimulating discussion