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Synonyms for toil
tɔɪl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. labor, labour, toil(verb)

    productive work (especially physical work done for wages)

    "his labor did not require a great deal of skill"

    Synonyms:
    labour, labor movement, confinement, parturiency, working class, undertaking, labor, trade union movement, childbed, task, proletariat, travail, lying-in, project

  2. labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil(verb)

    work hard

    "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"

    Synonyms:
    compass, comminute, tug, boil, roil, grind, dig, craunch, drudge, moil, dig up, tire, wear out, poke, cut into, crunch, churn, cranch, jab, grasp, weary, prod, jade, tire out, wear upon, fatigue, travail, delve, get the picture, drive, hollow, stab, apprehend, outwear, comprehend, turn over, excavate, labor, mash, wear down, savvy, push, grok, wear, bray, dig out, grate, fag out, labour

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. toil

    Work is the generic term for any continuous application of energy toward an end; work may be hard or easy. Labor is hard and wearying work; toil is straining and exhausting work. Work is also used for any result of working, physical or mental, and has special senses, as in mechanics, which labor and toil do not share. Drudgery is plodding, irksome, and often menial work. Compare ACT; BUSINESS.

    Synonyms:
    achievement, action, business, deed, doing, drudgery, employment, exertion, labor, occupation, performance, product, production, work

    Antonyms:
    ease, idleness, leisure, recreation, relaxation, repose, rest, vacation

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. toil(n)

    Synonyms:
    labor, pain, fatigue, drudgery, work, exertion, task, travail

    Antonyms:
    ease, relaxation, rest, recreation, amusement, pleasure

  2. toil(v)

    Synonyms:
    labor, work, drudge, strive

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. toil(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    labor (hard), work, strive, drudge, moil, exert one's self, take pains

  2. toil(n.)

    Synonyms:
    labor (that fatigues), work, exertion, pains, effort, drudgery, hard work

  3. toil(n.)

    Synonyms:
    snare, net, trap

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. toil(n)

    Synonyms:
    labor, drudgery, toils, snare, trap

  2. toil(v)

    Synonyms:
    labor, moil, drudge

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "toil":

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How to use toil in a sentence?

  1. Manilius:

    Even pleasure itself is a toil.

  2. D. H. Lawrence:

    Literature is a toil and a snare, a curse that bites deep.

  3. David Pilgrim:

    And, then, the old man preached about the daily indignities of the old south— insulting stereotypes and caricatures that portrayed us as buffoons, butlers, and beasts; lies about our morality and worth, some told by preachers who said we had no souls, that we wore the Curse of Ham; backbreaking toil, often forced by law, the fruit of our labor on another man’s plate; poverty that warped, crippled, and everywhere premature death; our voices silenced by poll taxes and literacy tests; schooling in raggedy shacks with tattered books because education would spoil us for work in the fields; cuffed, chained, and caged, for crimes both real and imagined; our soldiers killed in their uniforms, their medals stripped; our businesses, churches, schools, and homes burned to the ground when we progressed too much; our women and children raped; everywhere the barbarism of color discrimination followed us, enveloped us, and when all else failed, there were sadistic cowards with ropes and pyres to kill us, kill our bodies, to try and end us. But, we did not end.

  4. Seneca:

    Toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other.

  5. Virgil:

    The descent to hell is easy, the black gates stand open night and day, but to climb back up again to retrace ones steps to the upper air there in lies the laborious task, the toil.

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