AskDefine | Define taxing

Dictionary Definition

taxing adj : not easily borne; wearing; "the burdensome task of preparing the income tax return"; "my duties weren't onerous; I only had to greet the guests"; "a taxing schedule" [syn: burdensome, onerous]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. present participle of tax


  1. With respect to an experience: exhausting; draining.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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