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"challenging" in British English

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challengingadjective

uk   us   /ˈtʃæl.ɪn.dʒɪŋ/
B1 difficult, in a way that ​testsyourability or ​determination: This has been a challenging ​time for us all.
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(Definition of challenging from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"challenging" in Business English

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challengingadjective

uk   us   /ˈtʃæləndʒɪŋ/
difficult to ​deal with or ​achieve, especially in a way that ​forces you to prove your ​skill or ​determination to ​succeed: a challenging and ​excitingjob that will ​offer you the freedom to ​develop your ​skills The ​yearahead will be challenging for us all.
(Definition of challenging from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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