What are some opposite words for labor?

Antonyms for labor
ˈleɪ bər

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term labor.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. labor, labour, working class, proletariat(noun)

    a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages

    "there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field"

    Synonyms:
    labour, labor movement, confinement, parturiency, working class, undertaking, trade union movement, childbed, task, toil, proletariat, travail, lying-in, project

  2. labor, labour, toil(noun)

    productive work (especially physical work done for wages)

    "his labor did not require a great deal of skill"

    Synonyms:
    labour, labor movement, confinement, parturiency, working class, undertaking, trade union movement, childbed, task, toil, proletariat, travail, lying-in, project

  3. parturiency, labor, labour, confinement, lying-in, travail, childbed(noun)

    concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child

    "she was in labor for six hours"

    Synonyms:
    trade union movement, elbow grease, task, proletariat, travail, childbed, labour, effort, project, labor movement, sweat, working class, toil, parturiency, restriction, lying-in, confinement, exertion, undertaking

  4. labor movement, trade union movement, labor(noun)

    an organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action (particularly via labor unions) or the leaders of this movement

    Synonyms:
    labour, labor movement, confinement, working class, undertaking, parturiency, trade union movement, childbed, task, toil, proletariat, travail, lying-in, project

  5. British Labour Party, Labour Party, Labour, Labor(noun)

    a political party formed in Great Britain in 1900; characterized by the promotion of labor's interests and formerly the socialization of key industries

    Synonyms:
    trade union movement, task, proletariat, travail, childbed, labour, project, labor movement, labour party, working class, toil, parturiency, lying-in, confinement, labor party, undertaking

  6. Department of Labor, Labor Department, Labor, DoL(noun)

    the federal department responsible for promoting the working conditions of wage earners in the United States; created in 1913

    Synonyms:
    labour, labor movement, confinement, parturiency, working class, undertaking, trade union movement, childbed, task, toil, proletariat, travail, lying-in, project

  7. undertaking, project, task, labor(verb)

    any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted

    "he prepared for great undertakings"

    Synonyms:
    trade union movement, task, proletariat, travail, projection, childbed, labour, project, labor movement, working class, toil, parturiency, lying-in, chore, confinement, job, undertaking

  8. tug, labor, labour, push, drive(verb)

    strive and make an effort to reach a goal

    "She tugged for years to make a decent living"; "We have to push a little to make the deadline!"; "She is driving away at her doctoral thesis"

    Synonyms:
    fight, force back, crowd, lug, get, dig, ram, drudge, moil, press, tug, agitate, advertize, take, repel, aim, drive, promote, travail, crusade, labour, motor, advertise, grind, bear on, repulse, force, ride, push, campaign, tote, push back, toil, beat back

  9. labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil(verb)

    work hard

    "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"

    Synonyms:
    compass, comminute, tug, boil, roil, toil, grind, dig, craunch, drudge, moil, dig up, tire, wear out, poke, cut into, crunch, churn, cranch, jab, grasp, weary, prod, jade, tire out, wear upon, fatigue, travail, delve, get the picture, drive, hollow, stab, apprehend, outwear, comprehend, turn over, excavate, mash, wear down, savvy, push, grok, wear, bray, dig out, grate, fag out, labour

  10. labor, labour(verb)

    undergo the efforts of childbirth

    Synonyms:
    labour, dig, travail, drudge, push, grind, drive, toil, tug, moil

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. labor

    Industry is the quality, action, or habit of earnest, steady, and continued attention or devotion to any useful or productive work or task, manual or mental. Assiduity (Latin ad, to, and sedeo, sit), as the etymology suggests, sits down to a task until it is done. Diligence (Latin diligo, love, choose) invests more effort and exertion, with love of the work or deep interest in its accomplishment; application (Latin ad, to, and plico, fold) bends to its work and concentrates all one's powers upon it with utmost intensity; hence, application can hardly be as unremitting as assiduity. Constancy is a steady devotion of heart and principle. Patience works on in spite of annoyances; perseverance overcomes hindrances and difficulties; persistence strives relentlessly against opposition; persistence has very frequently an unfavorable meaning, implying that one persists in spite of considerations that should induce him to desist. Industry is diligence applied to some avocation, business, or profession. Labor and pains refer to the exertions of the worker and the tax upon him, while assiduity, perseverance, etc., refer to his continuance in the work.

    Antonyms:
    changeableness, fickleness, idleness, inattention, inconstancy, indolence, neglect, negligence, remissness, sloth

    Synonyms:
    application, assiduity, attention, constancy, diligence, effort, exertion, industry, intentness, pains, patience, perseverance, persistence, sedulousness

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. labor

    Antonyms:
    indolence, ease, inactivity, facility, skill, recreation, rest, refreshment

    Synonyms:
    work, toil, burn, drudgery, exertion, effort, industry, task, duties

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. labor(n)

    Synonyms:
    toil, work, drudgery, task, industry, travail

  2. labor(v)

    Synonyms:
    toil, work, drudge, slave, moil, travail

Editors Contribution

  1. bask

    Submitted by anonymous on January 26, 2020  

How to use labor in a sentence?

  1. Samuel Johnson:

    Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it.

  2. Pete ButtigiegPete Buttigieg:

    I had an opportunity to work on those things at a place known for being very strong at it and for the kind of training that helps educate for that, and it felt like the missing piece of my education, i wasn't sure consulting was going to be for me for the long term. But I knew that I could grow and do that, and I do think it's, it could be distinguishing relative to people have no business experience at a time where we got to demonstrate that you can be progressive, pro-labor and reasonably knowledgeable about business too.

  3. Ryan Sweet:

    The general message from the labor market is that businesses are cutting back on hiring, but they are not laying off workers and that is important, consumers are what's keeping the economy moving at this point.

  4. Mark Mix:

    This proposed action by Obama’s Big Labor NLRB is a direct assault on a worker’s fundamental First Amendment right to freedom of association. - Greg Mourad, House Committee on Education has shown that union officials all too often initiate on-the-job discrimination, which forces a worker into the grievance process the union bosses control, in order to punish him or her for not joining the union in the first place.

  5. Mr Murray:

    We use all local ingredients. The only thing that’s not from WA are the pickles, at the moment there is a fair bit of labor involved in making the buns because they’re made by people, not machines. We’re still developing a way to semi automate production.

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