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Synonyms and Antonyms of job

  1. 1 an assignment at which one regularly works for pay <a high-paying job as a banker> Synonyms appointment, berth, billet, capacity, connection, function, place, position, post, situation Related Words business, employ, employment, occupation, profession; work; office, spot; calling, pursuit, trade, vocation; line, racket; engagement, gig; livelihood, living; career, lifework, practice (also practise); duty, mission, posting, service, task Near Antonyms avocation; joblessness, unemployment

  2. 2 a piece of work that needs to be done regularly <taking the trash out is one of my jobs> Synonyms assignment, duty, chore, taskRelated Words chare (or char); endeavor, enterprise, project, stint, undertaking; care, charge, commission, responsibility; function, mission, office, operation, post; errand; circuit, round, route

  3. 3 a specific task with which a person or group is charged <your job on this committee is to review the curriculum and suggest changes> Synonyms assignment, brief, business, charge, detail, mission, operation, postRelated Words burden, chore, duty, need, obligation, office, requirement, responsibility; errand, labor, work; commitment, pledge, promise; appointment, commission, designation, nomination; compulsion, constraint, restraint

  4. 4 the action for which a person or thing is specially fitted or used or for which a thing exists <a coffeemaker's job is to make coffee, and this overpriced machine doesn't do it very well> Synonyms business, capacity, function, role, part, place, position, purpose, task, workRelated Words affair, concern, hand, involvement, participation; niche, office, post, situation; calling, occupation, pursuit, vocation; activity, assignment, charge, commission, duty, employ, mission, responsibility, service, use

  5. 5 a dull, unpleasant, or difficult piece of work <boy, doing all that filing was a real job> Synonyms bear, beast, headache, chore, killer, laborRelated Words drudgery, grind, heavy lifting, lucubration; effort, strain, sweat; burden, load, weight; bother, nuisance, troubleNear Antonyms breeze, child's play, cinch, duck soup, kid stuff, setup, snap

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