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Synonyms and Antonyms of exertion

  1. 1 energetic movement of the body for the sake of physical fitness <often the television addict's greatest attempt at exertion was switching channels on the remote control> Synonyms activity, conditioning, exerciseRelated Words training, warm-up, workout; toning, trimming; aerobics, athletics, bodybuilding, body mechanics, calisthenics, gymnastics, isometrics, plyometrics, slimnastics, weight lifting; physical therapy

  2. 2 the active use of energy in producing a result <the number of blueberries that we were finding was hardly worth the exertion> Synonyms elbow grease, effort, expenditure, labor, pains, sweat, trouble, while, workRelated Words drudgery, grind, slog, strain, toil, travail; dint, energy; force, might, muscle, power, puissance; attempt, endeavor, essay, fling, go, pass, shot, stab, trial, try, whackNear Antonyms adroitness, ease, facility, fluency, smoothness; dormancy, idleness, inaction, inactivity, indolence, inertia, languor, laziness, quiescence

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