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Synonyms for struggle
ˈstrʌg əl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. struggle, battle(noun)

    an energetic attempt to achieve something

    "getting through the crowd was a real struggle"; "he fought a battle for recognition"

    Synonyms:
    fight, battle, conflict, engagement

  2. conflict, struggle, battle(noun)

    an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)

    "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine; "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"

    Synonyms:
    battle, difference of opinion, conflict, fight, dispute, engagement, difference

  3. struggle(verb)

    strenuous effort

    "the struggle to get through the crowd exhausted her"

    Synonyms:
    battle, conflict

  4. fight, struggle(verb)

    make a strenuous or labored effort

    "She struggled for years to survive without welfare"; "He fought for breath"

    Synonyms:
    fight, sputter, agitate, press, shin, scramble, defend, campaign, oppose, crusade, contend, skin, fight down, fight back, clamber, push, shinny

  5. struggle(verb)

    to exert strenuous effort against opposition

    "he struggled to get free from the rope"

    Synonyms:
    scramble, fight, clamber, shin, shinny, sputter, skin, contend

  6. clamber, scramble, shin, shinny, skin, struggle, sputter(verb)

    climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling

    Synonyms:
    fight, beat, contend, shin, splutter, jumble, scramble, throw together, bark, spit out, sputter, pare, scrape, skin, peel, clamber, shinny

  7. contend, fight, struggle(verb)

    be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight

    "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"; "Militant groups are contending for control of the country"

    Synonyms:
    fence, fight, make do, skin, sputter, shinny, agitate, crusade, shin, scramble, press, deal, vie, manage, compete, oppose, debate, argue, defend, repugn, postulate, grapple, campaign, fight down, contend, cope, make out, fight back, clamber, get by, push, contest

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. struggle(n)

    Effort denotes the voluntary putting forth of power to attain or accomplish some specific thing; it reaches toward a definite end; exertion is a putting forth of power without special reference to an object. Every effort is an exertion, but not every exertion is an effort. Attempt is more experimental than effort, endeavor less strenuous but more continuous. An effort is a single act, an endeavor a continued series of acts; an endeavor is sustained and enduring, and may be lifelong; we do not have a society of Christian Attempt, or of Christian Effort, but of Christian Endeavor. A struggle is a violent effort or strenuous exertion. An essay is an attempt, effort, or endeavor made as a test of the powers of the one who makes it. Compare ENDEAVOR, v.

    Synonyms:
    attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavor, essay, exertion, trial

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. struggle(n)

    Synonyms:
    contest, violent effort, labor, pains, agony

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. struggle(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    strive, labor, toil, endeavor, try, aim, exert one's self, make an effort, do one's best

  2. struggle(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    contend, contest, fight, have a contest

  3. struggle(n.)

    Synonyms:
    labor, endeavor, effort, exertion, pains

  4. struggle(n.)

    Synonyms:
    contest, contention, conflict, strife, fight

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. struggle(n)

    Synonyms:
    conflict, contest, strife

  2. struggle(v)

    Synonyms:
    strive, cope, grapple, labor

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How to use struggle in a sentence?

  1. Bridgette Bissell:

    That makes me feel so proud, and love, and validated, because I struggle a lot with doubts, with doubts about Bridgette Bissell, the reason why I support him is that he shows everybody's voice is important. It doesn't matter who you love, what your gender is, anything, how, what your ability level is. It doesn't matter. You have a voice and it matters.

  2. Jennifer Harvey:

    White communities are not negatively impacted by racism, and sometimes we get unjust access to things just because we're white, not because we deserve it, the most dangerous kind of white privilege is to think that we can sit this justice struggle out.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    How very much horrible would it be, if achieving everything was so easy! We bear life because there is struggle!

  4. Bryant McGill, Stanford Lectures on Poetry, 1990:

    In order to deserve, we must pay our dues and steadily work for perfection. We must relish in struggle, and relinquish pride. We must dispel fear and seek enlightenment. We must shun division and honor love. We must know our hearts and seek to understand others. We must try, live, create, feel, grow and love.

  5. Linda Esposito:

    This is where you are going to see some of your socially awkward kids really struggle, it can be really tough and I think that for parents to really talk with their kids about the transition and some of the things that they could expect, try to prepare them but also realize that this is just part of their natural progression and they do need to have an ability to reach an age appropriate independence level.


Translations for struggle

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  • strydAfrikaans
  • كفاح, كافح, نضال, النArabic
  • змаганне, бітва, змагацца, біцца, бой, барацьбаBelarusian
  • боря, битка, бия, борбаBulgarian
  • lluitaCatalan, Valencian
  • zápasit, boj, zápas, bitvaCzech
  • kamp, kæmpeDanish
  • tun, Kampf, durchbeißenGerman
  • αγώναςGreek
  • esforzarse con denuedo, lucha, lucharSpanish
  • پیکار, کلنجارPersian
  • kamppailla, taistelu, ponnistellaFinnish
  • lutte, combattre, s'efforcer, lutterFrench
  • sníomhIrish
  • iomairtScottish Gaelic
  • viaskodik, harcol, küzdelem, küzdHungarian
  • lotta, lottareItalian
  • 闘争, 奮闘Japanese
  • 투쟁Korean
  • خه‌بات, تێکۆشانKurdish
  • takaoraoratanga, tāruketanga, oke, hōkariri, takaoraora, tāruke, okeoke, tawhetatanga, parawhetawheta, nonoke, nonoketangaMāori
  • борба, бориMacedonian
  • gevecht, moeite hebben met, strijd, worstelen, vechtenDutch
  • streve, kjempe, slåss, sliteNorwegian
  • bój, walka, bić, bitwa, walczyćPolish
  • debater-se, luta, lutarPortuguese
  • zbate, luptaRomanian
  • битва, бороться, биться, бой, сражаться, борьба, дратьсяRussian
  • битка, boj, борба, bitka, borba, boriti, бој, боритиSerbo-Croatian
  • bitka, biť, zápas, bojovať, bojSlovak
  • borba, boriti, bojSlovene
  • kamp, kämpaSwedish
  • పోరాటంTelugu
  • mücadele etmekTurkish
  • битися, боротьба, битва, боротися, бійUkrainian

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