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Synonyms and Antonyms of occupation

  1. 1 the activity by which one regularly makes a living <my primary occupation is stockbroker, but I'm a drummer in a rock band on the weekends> Synonyms calling, employment, game, lay, line, profession, trade, vocation, work Related Words call, lifework; business, enterprise, field, livelihood, living, métier (also metier), racket [slang]; assignment, engagement, gig, mission; art, craft, handcraft, handicraft; appointment, berth, billet, office, place, position, post, situation; duty, function, job, load, task, workload Near Antonyms avocation, hobby, pursuit

  2. 2 the act or fact of residing in a place <occupation of a condemned building is illegal> Synonyms habitation, occupancy, possession, residencyRelated Words tenancy, tenantry; ownership, proprietorship; trespassNear Antonyms dispossession, ejection, ejectment; vacancy; vacating, vacation

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to proceed clumsily or ineffectually

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