Synonyms for struggle
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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.5 / 6 votes
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.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes
Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 3 votes
an energetic attempt to achieve something
"getting through the crowd was a real struggle"; "he fought a battle for recognition"
conflict, struggle, battlenoun
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, sputterverb
climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
contend, fight, struggleverb
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
Dictionary of English Synonymes5.0 / 1 vote
Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words2.0 / 1 vote
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If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.
The whole history of the progress of human liberty shows that all concessions yet made to her august claims have been born of earnest struggle. . . .If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters.
Who knows why we live, and struggle, and die... Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand. But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle, is beyond all human wisdom.
The Black officer struggle was different as in, like I said, we fought against not just people that were, that hated what we represented, but they hate our skin color also, the Black officer struggle's just The Black officer struggle, and they used those words to prove The Black officer struggle. They showed that they hated us and they hated our skin color.
We say that 'Selma' is now, because the struggle for justice is right now, we know that the voting rights act that they fought for 50 years ago is being compromised right now in this country today. We know that right now the struggle for freedom and justices where we live in the most incarcerated country in the world.
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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