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Synonyms for livelihood
ˈlaɪv liˌhʊd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. support, keep, livelihood, living, bread and butter, sustenance(noun)

    the financial means whereby one lives

    "each child was expected to pay for their keep"; "he applied to the state for support"; "he could no longer earn his own livelihood"

    support, backup, supporting, reinforcement, sustainment, backing, funding, nutrition, nutriment, financial support, keep, accompaniment, alimentation, reenforcement, victuals, life, bread and butter, hold, dungeon, musical accompaniment, maintenance, aliment, sustenance, animation, donjon, sustentation, living, upkeep, financial backing, documentation, nourishment, aliveness


  1. livelihood(noun)

    subsistence, living

  2. livelihood(noun)

    The course of someone's life; a person's lifetime, or their manner of living; conduct, behaviour.

    living, subsistence

  3. livelihood(noun)

    A person's means of supporting himself.

    living, subsistence

  4. livelihood(noun)

    Property which brings in an income; an estate.

    living, subsistence

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. livelihood

    maintenance, support, living, substance, sustenance

    privation, starvation, want, inanition, beggary

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  1. Joan Baez:

    We were raised with that discussion about violence and non-violence, and we all pretty much came up on the side of non-violence. That became my foundation with politics and my livelihood.

  2. Iuliu Winkler:

    In the Democratic Republic of Congo, this has meant even fewer legal jobs, a surge in smuggling, no taxes paid, thousands of people deprived of their livelihood.

  3. High Court:

    The court absolutely does not allow livelihood or political disputes to be expressed through acts of violence.

  4. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying:

    It's time for all of us to move on, we should try to forge consensus on various economic and livelihood issues.

  5. Proverb:

    The spouse of a woman is a man; the spouse of a man is his livelihood

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