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Synonyms for straining
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. strain, strainingnoun

    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, twistingadjective

    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, strenuousadjective

    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 for "straining":

    exhausting, sieving

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How to use straining in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Sharon Kurfuerst:

    That, compounded by the amount of Covid patients that we are seeing today is really straining our healthcare system and resources.

  4. Steve McMichael:

    I know what it feels like to go in the weight room and do a set of three with 725 pounds on the squat rack, now? When I get up and try to move? It feels like I’m doing 1,000 (expletive) pounds. And it’s just exhausting straining that hard.

  5. Trey Gowdy:

    I don’t like bias. I don’t like political bias and this was an incredibly politically charged case as was, and is, the Russia investigation, so politics and political bias is even more important in a case like this. I don’t know why the left is straining to minimize the manifest bias that was exhibited by these agents. I just don’t get it.


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