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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

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    exhausting, sieving

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