an energetic attempt to achieve something
"getting through the crowd was a real struggle"; "he fought a battle for recognition"
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"
"the struggle to get through the crowd exhausted her"
make a strenuous or labored effort
"She struggled for years to survive without welfare"; "He fought for breath"
to exert strenuous effort against opposition
"he struggled to get free from the rope"
clamber, scramble, shin, shinny, skin, struggle, sputter(verb)
climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
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"
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
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.
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How to use struggle in a sentence?
We will wage a powerful struggle in both the political and legal arena, we will never abandon parliament completely to the AKP. Our seats (in parliament) were obtained by legal means, they were obtained with people's votes.
The problem is where the Afghan forces have to fend for themselves, they're fine as long as they're being assisted and they're being provided air cover and things like that by Western forces. But it's when they're left to their own devices that they seem to struggle.
It was a real struggle, but I made it.
The central struggle of parenthood is to let our hopes for our children outweigh our fears.
It's been a really, really big struggle for me this time, i think people can change, but I don't see Donald Trump as the biggest conservative.
Translations for struggle
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- 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
- esforzarse con denuedo, lucha, lucharSpanish
- پیکار, کلنجارPersian
- kamppailla, taistelu, ponnistellaFinnish
- lutte, combattre, s'efforcer, lutterFrench
- iomairtScottish Gaelic
- viaskodik, harcol, küzdelem, küzdHungarian
- lotta, lottareItalian
- 闘争, 奮闘Japanese
- 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
- mücadele etmekTurkish
- битися, боротьба, битва, боротися, бійUkrainian
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