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Detailed Translations for challenging from English to French


challenging [the ~] noun

  1. the challenging (braving; defiance)
    le défi; l'affrontement; la bravade

Translation Matrix for challenging:

NounRelated TranslationsOther Translations
affrontement braving; challenging; defiance
bravade braving; challenging; defiance bluffing; boast; boasting; bold; brag; bragging; bravado; bravura; swank; tall talk; tub-thumping
défi braving; challenging; defiance challenge
AdjectiveRelated TranslationsOther Translations
- ambitious; intriguing; thought-provoking

Related Words for "challenging":

Synonyms for "challenging":

Related Definitions for "challenging":

  1. requiring full use of your abilities or resources1
    • performed the most challenging task without a mistake1
  2. disturbingly provocative1
  3. stimulating interest or thought1
    • a challenging hypothesis1


challenge [the ~] noun

  1. the challenge
    le défi; la provocation
  2. the challenge
  3. the challenge (dispute; contest; impugn)
    la dispute; la lutte

to challenge verb (challenges, challenged, challenging)

  1. to challenge (contest; dispute; question)
    contester; disputer; attaquer
    • contester verb (conteste, contestes, contestons, contestez, )
    • disputer verb (dispute, disputes, disputons, disputez, )
    • attaquer verb (attaque, attaques, attaquons, attaquez, )

Conjugations for challenge:

  1. challenge
  2. challenge
  3. challenges
  4. challenge
  5. challenge
  6. challenge
simple past
  1. challenged
  2. challenged
  3. challenged
  4. challenged
  5. challenged
  6. challenged
present perfect
  1. have challenged
  2. have challenged
  3. has challenged
  4. have challenged
  5. have challenged
  6. have challenged
past continuous
  1. was challenging
  2. were challenging
  3. was challenging
  4. were challenging
  5. were challenging
  6. were challenging
  1. shall challenge
  2. will challenge
  3. will challenge
  4. shall challenge
  5. will challenge
  6. will challenge
continuous present
  1. am challenging
  2. are challenging
  3. is challenging
  4. are challenging
  5. are challenging
  6. are challenging
  1. be challenged
  2. be challenged
  3. be challenged
  4. be challenged
  5. be challenged
  6. be challenged
  1. challenge!
  2. let's challenge!
  3. challenged
  4. challenging
1. I, 2. you, 3. he/she/it, 4. we, 5. you, 6. they

Translation Matrix for challenge:

NounRelated TranslationsOther Translations
dispute challenge; contest; dispute; impugn arguing; argument; battle of words; conflict; controversy; debate; difference of opinion; disagreement; discord; disputation; dispute; labyrinth; maze; quarrel; row; slanging-match; squabble; struggle; twist; verbal dispute; verbal duel; verbal sword-play; wrestle
défi challenge braving; challenging; defiance
lutte challenge; contest; dispute; impugn battle; fight; grappling; labyrinth; maze; scuffle; struggle; struggling; tussle; tussling; war; wrestle; wrestling
provocation challenge alluring; begetting; bringing about; cause; causing; effect; immediate cause; incitement; incitement to; instigation; instigation to; motive; procreation; provocation; provoking; reason; stirring up
récusation challenge
- contest; control; resistance
VerbRelated TranslationsOther Translations
attaquer challenge; contest; dispute; question assail; assault; attack; besiege; dishonor; dishonour; lay violent hands upon; raid; rape; ravish; storm; strike; take on; violate
contester challenge; contest; dispute; question argue; contradict; dispute; object; protest; rebut
disputer challenge; contest; dispute; question
- dispute; gainsay; take exception

Related Words for "challenge":

Synonyms for "challenge":

Related Definitions for "challenge":

  1. a demand by a sentry for a password or identification1
  2. questioning a statement and demanding an explanation1
    • his challenge of the assumption that Japan is still our enemy1
  3. a formal objection to the selection of a particular person as a juror1
  4. a call to engage in a contest or fight1
  5. a demanding or stimulating situation1
    • they reacted irrationally to the challenge of Russian power1
  6. raise a formal objection in a court of law1
  7. ask for identification1
    • The illegal immigrant was challenged by the border guard1
  8. issue a challenge to1
    • Fischer challenged Spassky to a match1
  9. take exception to1
    • She challenged his claims1

Wiktionary Translations for challenge:

  1. to dare someone
  2. to invite someone to take part in a competition
  1. difficult task
  2. that which encourages someone to do something they otherwise would not
  1. (sport) épreuve sportive au cours de laquelle le détenteur d'un titre est l'objet d'un défi.
  2. action de défier.
  3. militaire|fr cri de l’interjection qui-vive ?
  1. Mettre au défi, défier.
  2. Mettre en discussion ce que quelqu’un revendique.
  3. Être en discussion plus ou moins vif à propos d’opinions, d’intérêts.
  4. provoquer à une lutte, au duel.
  5. inciter, exciter.
  6. Défier

Cross Translation:
challenge défi uitdaging — een taak die moeilijk te verwezenlijken valt
challenge défi Herausforderung — eine Aufgabe oder Arbeit, die sehr anspruchsvoll ist
challenge difficulté Schwierigkeit — Aufgabe, Eigenschaft, Lage oder Situation, die Ärger machen oder ein Problem darstellen
challenge appeler; interpeller anrufen — (transitiv) auf sich aufmerksam machen, indem man ruft; jemanden namentlich rufen