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Synonyms for struggle
ˈstrʌg əlstrug·gle

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. strugglenoun

    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. strugglenoun

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. struggle, battlenoun

    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, 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"

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

  3. struggleverb

    strenuous effort

    "the struggle to get through the crowd exhausted her"

    Synonyms:
    battle, conflict

  4. fight, struggleverb

    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. struggleverb

    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, sputterverb

    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, 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"

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. struggleverb

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

  2. struggleverb

    Synonyms:
    contend, contest, fight, have a contest

  3. strugglenoun

    Synonyms:
    labor, endeavor, effort, exertion, pains

  4. strugglenoun

    Synonyms:
    contest, contention, conflict, strife, fight

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. strugglenoun

    Synonyms:
    conflict, contest, strife

  2. struggleverb

    Synonyms:
    strive, cope, grapple, labor

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How to use struggle in a sentence?

  1. Benedict Morelli:

    Tracy is working very hard to get better, physically, emotionally and mentally, because in all three areas he still has a struggle on his hands.

  2. Jason Day:

    The good thing about it is I saw him struggle a little bit before and he came back and got to No. 1, as well, so I know that he can get back out of this, it's just depending on how much he wants it.

  3. Atilla Yesilada:

    Everything depends on this referendum. If he succeeds, they would be resigned to their fate and take whatever role is assigned to them in Erdogan's Turkey, otherwise we will see a massive power struggle within AKP.

  4. Samuel Epitari:

    We will go back to our struggle.

  5. Amarnath Amarasingam:

    I'm not sure what's been happening in Quebec, but it has definitely popped onto the map, this is perhaps partly to do with Quebec’s highly secular culture … but also the struggle to retain a French identity.


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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