- requiring or claiming more than is generally felt by others to be due: a demanding teacher.
- calling for intensive effort or attention; taxing: a demanding job.
- not requiring great patience, skill, attention, etcan undemanding book
- requiring great patience, skill, etca demanding job
adj.1879, from un- (1) “not” + gerundive of demand (v.). adj.early 15c., “asking, questioning,” present participle adjective from demand (v.). Meaning “insistent” is by late 19c. Related: Demandingly.