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Synonyms for straining

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. strain, straining(noun)

    an intense or violent exertion

    Synonyms:
    tune, melody, form, pains, striving, melodic line, stress, breed, tenor, twisting, torture, var., air, variant, distortion, overrefinement, line, strain, stock, nisus, nervous strain, melodic phrase, mental strain, song

    Antonyms:
    effortless

  2. distortion, overrefinement, straining, torture, twisting(adj)

    the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean

    Synonyms:
    overrefinement, strain, torturing, spin, twist, optical aberration, twisting, aberration, whirl, twirl, distortion, deformation, agony, torture, distorted shape, anguish, torment

    Antonyms:
    effortless

  3. arduous, straining, strenuous(adj)

    taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance

    "his final, straining burst of speed"; "a strenuous task"; "your willingness after these six arduous days to remain here"- F.D.Roosevelt

    Synonyms:
    toilsome, heavy, strenuous, laborious, punishing, hard, operose, arduous, grueling, backbreaking, gruelling

    Antonyms:
    effortless

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "straining":

    exhausting, sieving

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How to use straining in a sentence?

  1. White House:

    This report reflects nothing more than their frustrations. Chairman Schiff's report reads like the ramblings of a basement blogger straining to prove something when there is evidence of nothing.

  2. Andrew Rundle:

    The COVID-19 pandemic is responsible for widespread sickness and death, straining healthcare systems, shutting down economies, and closing school districts, while it is a priority to mitigate its immediate impact, it is important to consider ways to prevent its long-term effects, including new risks for childhood obesity.

  3. Mike Pompeo:

    Recent bellicose moves by the Venezuelan military to deploy along the border with Colombia as well as the presence of illegal armed groups and terrorist organizations in Venezuelan territory demonstrate that Nicolas Maduro not only poses a threat to the Venezuelan people, Nicolas Maduro actions threaten the peace and security of Venezuela's neighbors, catastrophic economic policies and political repression continue to drive this unprecedented refugee crisis, straining the ability of governments to respond.

  4. Zara Amatuni:

    We are seeing a lot of civilian injuries, including children and the use of heavy explosive weaponry, people are moving into shelters and basements, which do not have proper sanitary conditions, and we are observing problems with the onset of winter. Hospitals and schools have been damaged by artillery fire, and the threat of COVID is straining the healthcare system even more.

  5. Meredith Seals:

    It has been mentally straining on them not to see family members and loved ones, when you are used to having family there every day and then you can't, it's very lonely for them.


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