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Synonyms for pursuit
pərˈsut

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pursuit, chase, pursual, following(noun)

    the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture

    "the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit"

    Synonyms:
    sideline, quest, pursuance, following, pastime, pursual, spare-time activity, avocation, followers, hobby, chase, by-line, interest

  2. pursuit, pursuance, quest(noun)

    a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria

    "the pursuit of love"; "life is more than the pursuance of fame"; "a quest for wealth"

    Synonyms:
    prosecution, sideline, quest, pursuance, following, pastime, pursual, spare-time activity, avocation, hobby, chase, by-line, interest, seeking

  3. avocation, by-line, hobby, pursuit, sideline, spare-time activity(noun)

    an auxiliary activity

    Synonyms:
    hobby, sideline, out of bounds, pursual, hobbyhorse, following, pursuance, chase, by-line, avocation, pastime, credit line, rocking horse, interest, quest, spare-time activity

  4. pastime, interest, pursuit(noun)

    a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly)

    "sailing is her favorite pastime"; "his main pastime is gambling"; "he counts reading among his interests"; "they criticized the boy for his limited pursuits"

    Synonyms:
    hobby, interest group, sideline, interestingness, pursual, following, pursuance, chase, sake, avocation, pastime, involvement, stake, by-line, interest, quest, spare-time activity

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pursuit

    A hunt may be either the act of pursuing or the act of seeking, or a combination of the two. A chase or pursuit is after that which is fleeing or departing; a search is for that which is hidden; a hunt may be for that which is either hidden or fleeing; a search is a minute and careful seeking, and is especially applied to a locality; we make a search of or through a house, for an object, in which connection it would be colloquial to say a hunt. Hunt never quite loses its association with field-sports, where it includes both search and chase; the search till the game is hunted out, and the chase till it is hunted down. Figuratively, we speak of literary pursuits, or of the pursuit of knowledge; a search for reasons; the chase of fame or honor; hunt, in figurative use, inclines to the unfavorable sense of inquisition, but with more of dash and aggressiveness; as, a hunt for heresy.

    Synonyms:
    chase, hunt, hunting, inquisition, search

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pursuit(n.)

    Synonyms:
    chase, race

  2. pursuit(n.)

    Synonyms:
    pursuance, prosecution, following out

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. PURSUIT

    Synonyms:
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How to use pursuit in a sentence?

  1. Rex Tillerson:

    All nations should take a strong public stance against North Korea by maintaining and strengthening U.N. sanctions to ensure North Korea will face consequences for its relentless pursuit of nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them.

  2. William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne:

    It wounds a man less to confess that he has failed in any pursuit through idleness, neglect, the love of pleasure, etc., etc., which are his own faults, than through incapacity and unfitness, which are the faults of his nature.

  3. US Declaration of Independence:

    We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

  4. William Cowper:

    The life of ease is a difficult pursuit.

  5. Harsh Malik:

    Be fearless in pursuit of your goal.


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