Synonyms of demanding


1. demand, request, bespeak, call for, quest

usage: 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. necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand

usage: require as useful, just, or proper; "It takes nerve to do what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"; "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent"

3. demand, exact, claim

usage: claim as due or just; "The bank demanded payment of the loan"

4. demand, claim

usage: lay legal claim to

5. demand, summon, summons, cite

usage: summon to court

6. demand, request, bespeak, call for, quest

usage: ask to be informed of; "I demand an explanation"


1. demanding (vs. undemanding), exigent, exacting, hard-to-please(prenominal), hard to please(predicate), needy, rigorous, stringent, tight, stern, strict, exacting, difficult#1, hard

usage: requiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill; "found the job very demanding"; "a baby can be so demanding"

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Definition and meaning of demanding (Dictionary)