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Synonyms for labor
ˈleɪ bərla·bor

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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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. labor

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. labor, labour, working class, proletariatnoun

    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, toilnoun

    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, childbednoun

    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, labornoun

    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, Labornoun

    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, DoLnoun

    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, laborverb

    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, driveverb

    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, moilverb

    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, labourverb

    undergo the efforts of childbirth

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. labornoun

    Synonyms:
    toil, work, exertion, effort, pains, drudgery

  2. labornoun

    Synonyms:
    travail, parturition, childbirth, delivery

  3. laborverb

    Synonyms:
    toll, strive, drudge, work, exert one's self, take pains

  4. laborverb

    Synonyms:
    suffer, be afflicted, be distressed

  5. laborverb

    Synonyms:
    travail, be in travail, be in labor

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. labornoun

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

  2. laborverb

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "labor":

    labour, work, working, workers, workforce, action, employment, manpower, job

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How to use labor in a sentence?

  1. Howard Penney:

    They've been posting industry-leading same-store sales growth for the last five years while reducing labor costs - a trend that can't continue.

  2. Sherrod Brown:

    We've got to do this right, the President's threats are not particularly helpful, not surprisingly, but we need stronger labor enforcement standards.

  3. Dean Baker:

    If we got a number that was anything like the June number, the Fed would be rightfully worried, and I think we all would, you have to see a slowing of the labor market that you hope would have set in by now. And if there's no evidence of that in July, that's a problem.

  4. Andy Lohawatanakul:

    While we found no evidence of labor abuses in our entire supply chain, we have nonetheless completely locked down our supply chain to 30 fishmeal plants and 380 fishing vessels, for which we have full visibility and traceability on sustainability and social issues.

  5. Rogelio Saenz:

    There is no longer the excess labor force that Mexico had just a few decades ago.


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