Synonyms and Antonyms of ball game
1 an earnest effort for superiority or victory over another <don't count me out yet, for I'm still in this ball game> Synonyms contest, battle, combat, competition, conflict, confrontation, contention, dogfight, duel, face-off, grapple, match, rivalry, strife, struggle, sweepstakes (also sweep-stake), tug-of-war, war, warfareRelated Words horse race, nail-biter; showdown; clash, collision, discord, friction; argument, controversy, debate, disagreement, disputation, dispute, dissension (also dissention), quarrel, row, wrangleNear Antonyms concord, harmony, peace
2 position with regard to conditions and circumstances <with the new regulations in place, investors are facing a whole new ball game> Synonyms situation, deal, footing, picture, posture, scene, status, storyRelated Words rank, standing; place, spot, state; score, status quo
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