Antonyms for effort
This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term effort.
Wiktionary2.0 / 1 vote
To make an effort.
It took a lot of effort to find a decent-sized, fully-furnished apartment withing walking distance of the office.
Although he didn't win any medals, Johnson's effort at the Olympics won over many fans.
English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote
Effort denotes the voluntary putting forth of power to attain or accomplish some specific thing; it reaches toward a definite end; exertion is a putting forth of power without special reference to an object. Every effort is an exertion, but not every exertion is an effort. Attempt is more experimental than effort, endeavor less strenuous but more continuous. An effort is a single act, an endeavor a continued series of acts; an endeavor is sustained and enduring, and may be lifelong; we do not have a society of Christian Attempt, or of Christian Effort, but of Christian Endeavor. A struggle is a violent effort or strenuous exertion. An essay is an attempt, effort, or endeavor made as a test of the powers of the one who makes it. Compare ENDEAVOR, v.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms3.3 / 4 votes
Princeton's WordNet2.3 / 3 votes
attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, trynoun
earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
"made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try"
effort, elbow grease, exertion, travail, sweatnoun
use of physical or mental energy; hard work
"he got an A for effort"; "they managed only with great exertion"
attempt, endeavour, elbow grease, lather, travail, parturiency, exploit, campaign, childbed, feat, drive, labour, sudor, perspiration, movement, try, sweat, fret, stew, cause, labor, swither, lying-in, confinement, crusade, exertion, endeavor
feat, effort, exploitnoun
a notable achievement
"he performed a great feat"; "the book was her finest effort"
campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement, effortnoun
a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
"he supported populist campaigns"; "they worked in the cause of world peace"; "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"; "the movement to end slavery"; "contributed to the war effort"
political campaign, motility, driveway, thrust, exertion, case, reason, movement, apparent motion, private road, exploit, elbow grease, motion, attempt, causal agent, driving force, move, apparent movement, grounds, front, bowel movement, driving, cause, bm, causa, military campaign, travail, crusade, trend, feat, endeavour, drive, parkway, social movement, sweat, safari, ride, run, campaign, drift, try, hunting expedition, causal agency, lawsuit, endeavor, suit
Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words3.0 / 1 vote
I was too green to know that all cynicism masks a failure to cope -- an impotence, in short; and that to despise all effort is the greatest effort of all.
I will never ever doubt Rashard Higgins ’ effort or our guys ’ effort, our rule there is not to reach the ball out when it is first-and-goal, and Rashard Higgins ' knows that. Again, appreciate Rashard Higgins ' effort. Rashard Higgins ' battled like Rashard Higgins ' always does, but we have to fight that urge because it is such a big loss if it does end up being a touchback.
Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.
Our effort was a serious effort, genuine effort, to open the door for peace, unfortunately, the Security Council is not ready to listen to that message.
All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.
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