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A tryhard is someone who tries far too hard to achieve at something or pays a pointless amount of attention to every minute detail of it to ensure perfection. It's also an insult levied against high-achievers by lazy people. Both the noun and verb form are frequently used in academic and work environments, as well as in video games. When it's used by gamers it generally means "someone who plays far too much," and it's generally used by hardcore noobs to justify the fact that they just got pwned.

It can also be used as a verb to describe putting a lot of effort into something and fretting over the minor details of it.
"Look at that douchebag that got an A+ on the philosophy essay. What a tryhard."

"God, I just got pwned by a bunch of tryhards."

"I'm going to tryhard the fuck out of this assignment so I don't fail this class!"
by TubbyC October 16, 2011
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One who gives their full-effort on everything for no particular fucking reason. mostly associated with school, there is always that group of kids that just talk about school work and school shit and school this and school like. like yo, the reason why everyone thinks your a reject queer is because all you do is TRY- HARD. stop fucking trying to be the best at everything. its fucking embarressing.
Try Hard #1; Heyy taryn what did you get on the A.P. Trigonometry test?

Try Hard #2; Ohh i got a 98, i had to go to the nurse's office i was crying to hard. when i get home i'm going to rewrite that paper on quantum mechanics and how time travel is immp-----

Normal Kid; You are both Try-Hards shut the hell up. jesus your all really fucking annoying.
by thatkidyoulovetohate41 October 07, 2011
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someone who trys way harder than everyone else they are playing with
the best example of a try hard is brandon vanhal. Takes the driveway like its the nba but rattled when you try to tell him that. Tone it down
by SUBWAY YEA April 30, 2011
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An individual (or group of individuals) who try excessively hard, and serious during a game that is not League, or tournament play.
Dude is super trying during this pub, what a tryhard.
by spoonwithme February 12, 2011
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Someone who gives too much effort at a menial task, They normally try way too hard at useless games such as pickleball and every game thats pointless, make sure your friend does not become a Try Hard!
Jonathan owned us at recess kick-ball, what a Try Hard!
by Kyler45 December 10, 2010
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One who has to compensate for their lack of skill by subjecting themselves to tremendous amounts of effort, especially in the areas of academics and athletics. Most "try hards" often fail in their attempts at success and therefore exists in a constant state of self-apathy and extreme stress. It should be noted that "trying hard" at something is not at all dishonorable. Therefore, one should note the distinction between "trying hard" and a "try hard".
Try Hard: How long did you study for that test?
Intelligent Student: Just a moderate amount of time, an hour or so, but I got a A-, so I'm satisfied.

Try Hard: What!? I studied for four hours and made a C+!
by jdsalinger1212 October 06, 2011
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The guy at the bar who will hit on every single girl and get shut down until he finally find ones that he can fool into hooking up with him. The tryhard will never admit to even trying to look at another girl.
tryhards buddy: "yea after the first 8 turned you down.. damn tryhard
by ccc333 July 01, 2011
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