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Synonyms for working
ˈwɜr kɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. working, workings(adj)

    a mine or quarry that is being or has been worked

    Synonyms:
    works, workings

    Antonyms:
    inoperative, malfunctioning, nonfunctional, permanent, lasting, unemployed, impractical

  2. working(a), on the job(p)(adj)

    actively engaged in paid work

    "the working population"; "the ratio of working men to unemployed"; "a working mother"; "robots can be on the job day and night"

    Antonyms:
    impractical, unemployed, inoperative, nonfunctional, lasting, malfunctioning, permanent

  3. working(adj)

    adequate for practical use; especially sufficient in strength or numbers to accomplish something

    "the party has a working majority in the House"; "a working knowledge of Spanish"

    Synonyms:
    on the job(p), functional, working(a), running(a), operative

    Antonyms:
    unemployed, nonfunctional, lasting, impractical, malfunctioning, inoperative, permanent

  4. working(a)(adj)

    adopted as a temporary basis for further work

    "a working draft"; "a working hypothesis"

    Antonyms:
    nonfunctional, inoperative, lasting, impractical, unemployed, permanent, malfunctioning

  5. running(a), operative, functional, working(a)(adj)

    (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing

    "in running (or working) order"; "a functional set of brakes"

    Antonyms:
    nonfunctional, lasting, unemployed, malfunctioning, inoperative, impractical, permanent

  6. working(adj)

    serving to permit or facilitate further work or activity

    "discussed the working draft of a peace treaty"; "they need working agreements with their neighbor states on interstate projects"

    Synonyms:
    on the job(p), functional, working(a), running(a), operative

    Antonyms:
    lasting, impractical, permanent, malfunctioning, inoperative, unemployed, nonfunctional

Wiktionary

  1. working(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    employment, work, draft, provisional, temporary, functioning, employed, up, basic

    Antonyms:
    broken-down, down, broken

  2. working(adjective)

    That is or are functioning.

    a working ventilator

    Synonyms:
    employed, draft, work, basic, functioning, employment, up, temporary, provisional

    Antonyms:
    down, broken, broken-down

  3. working(adjective)

    That suffices but requires additional work.

    a working copy of the script

    Synonyms:
    employed, basic, functioning, draft, employment, temporary, up, provisional, work

    Antonyms:
    broken, broken-down, down

  4. working(adjective)

    Method of operation.

    working mothers

    Synonyms:
    temporary, provisional, functioning, work, basic, employed, employment, up, draft

    Antonyms:
    down, broken, broken-down

  5. working(adjective)

    Fermentation.

    the working week

    Synonyms:
    up, basic, employment, temporary, provisional, functioning, employed, draft, work

    Antonyms:
    broken-down, down, broken

  6. working(adjective)

    To become full of a vegetable substance.

    a working knowledge of computers

    Synonyms:
    temporary, employment, functioning, employed, up, draft, basic, provisional, work

    Antonyms:
    down, broken-down, broken

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. working

    Synonyms:
    active, busy, diligent, employed, industrious, occupied

    Antonyms:
    idle, inactive, indolent, inert, lazy, slothful, sluggish, trifling, unemployed, unoccupied, vacant

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. working(a.)

    Synonyms:
    laboring

  2. working(a.)

    Synonyms:
    moving, operating

  3. working(a.)

    Synonyms:
    on duty, at work

  4. working(a.)

    Synonyms:
    fermenting

  5. working(n.)

    Synonyms:
    motion, operation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. working(a)

    Synonyms:
    industrious

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How to use working in a sentence?

  1. Dottie Herman:

    People have gotten used to working from home and are comfortable living farther from New York City, that won't change with a vaccine. Second homes will continue to be a booming market nationally.

  2. John Kasich:

    People think the government in many cases isn't working for them, this is a real frustration. I think acknowledging the problem is fine, but Americans don't want to be stuck... these things are solvable, this is not that hard.

  3. Sakura Uchikoshi:

    I'm a working mother myself and the issues of child care and elderly care are very personal, to prioritize such issues, we need more women legislators.

  4. David Panzirer:

    It makes me tremendously proud to know that our T1D program exists for just one reason: To have a positive impact on those living with T1D, working with industry, researchers, physicians, regulators and other funders, we aim to leverage the best minds and efforts across all disciplines, and we don't care who has the answer.

  5. William Husel:

    They commented theyve been working hard to create a culture where people bring concerns forward and thats a national issue, thats not something thats limited to this particular hospital where this unfortunately happened, i think were all trying to work hard at this notion of seeing something and saying something and doing something.

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Translations for working

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  • العملArabic
  • Ansatz, ArbeitenGerman
  • riittävä, toiminta, käyminen, työ, keskeneräinen, työnteko, työskentelytapa, toimiva, työskentely, toimintatapa, työtätekevä, työssäkäyvä, rehevöityminenFinnish
  • fonctionnementFrench
  • მუშაGeorgian
  • funcionalPortuguese
  • рабочий, работоспособныйRussian
  • đang làm việcVietnamese

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