struggle synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term struggle:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. struggle, battle(noun)

    an energetic attempt to achieve something

    Synonyms:
    fight, struggle, battle, conflict, engagement

  2. conflict, struggle, battle(noun)

    an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)

    Synonyms:
    struggle, battle, difference of opinion, conflict, fight, dispute, engagement, difference

  3. struggle(verb)

    strenuous effort

    Synonyms:
    battle, conflict

  4. fight, struggle(verb)

    make a strenuous or labored effort

    Synonyms:
    fight, sputter, agitate, press, shin, scramble, struggle, defend, campaign, oppose, crusade, contend, skin, fight down, fight back, clamber, push, shinny

  5. struggle(verb)

    to exert strenuous effort against opposition

    Synonyms:
    scramble, fight, clamber, shin, shinny, sputter, skin, contend

  6. clamber, scramble, shin, shinny, skin, struggle, sputter(verb)

    climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling

    Synonyms:
    fight, beat, contend, shin, splutter, jumble, scramble, throw together, struggle, bark, spit out, sputter, pare, scrape, skin, peel, clamber, shinny

  7. contend, fight, struggle(verb)

    be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight

    Synonyms:
    fence, fight, make do, skin, sputter, shinny, agitate, crusade, shin, scramble, press, deal, vie, manage, compete, oppose, struggle, debate, argue, defend, repugn, postulate, grapple, campaign, fight down, contend, cope, make out, fight back, clamber, get by, push, contest

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. struggle(n)

    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.

    Synonyms:
    attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavor, essay, exertion, trial

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. struggle(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    strive, labor, toil, endeavor, try, aim, exert one's self, make an effort, do one's best

  2. struggle(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    contend, contest, fight, have a contest

  3. struggle(n.)

    Synonyms:
    labor, endeavor, effort, exertion, pains

  4. struggle(n.)

    Synonyms:
    contest, contention, conflict, strife, fight

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

fight, battle, nidal, fighting, lutte, kamp, combat, reduction, kifah, fight, strife, conflict, control, nedal, lucha, wrestling, campaign, strive



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