Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Thesaurus

pursuit

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of pursuit

  1. 1 the act of going after or in the tracks of another <the cat ran down the street with a pair of dogs in pursuit> Synonyms chase, chasing, dogging, following, hounding, pursuing, shadowing, tagging, tailing, tracing, tracking, trailing Related Words hot pursuit; tagging along; path, track, trail; search, seeking

  2. 2 an activity outside of one's regular occupation that is engaged in primarily for pleasure <a workaholic with few pursuits outside of the office> Synonyms hobby, hobbyhorse, avocation, recreationRelated Words amusement, distraction, diversion, entertainment, pastime, relaxation, sport





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up pursuit? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a timid, meek, or unassertive person

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alt-5746713d76276

Which of these is a synonym of nonplus?

disapprove reduce soothe perplex
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ