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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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "struggle":

    fight, battle, nidal, fighting, lutte, kamp, combat, reduction, kifah, fight, strife, conflict, control, nedal, lucha, wrestling, campaign, strive

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How to use struggle in a sentence?

  1. Selahattin Demirtas:

    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.

  2. Omar Hamid:

    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.

  3. Don Pellmann:

    It was a real struggle, but I made it.

  4. Ellen Goodman:

    The central struggle of parenthood is to let our hopes for our children outweigh our fears.

  5. Sherry Benson:

    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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  • 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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