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sweat

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of sweat

  1. 1 the active use of energy in producing a result <save your sweat: no one will appreciate your efforts anyway> Synonyms elbow grease, exertion, expenditure, labor, pains, effort, 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

  2. 2 very hard or unpleasant work <it took years of sweat to bring the farm to the point where it is now> Synonyms donkeywork, drudge, drudgery, fatigue, grind, labor, moil, slavery, {h,1}toil, travailRelated Words spadework; effort, exertion, pains, struggle, trouble; chore, duty, job, obligation, responsibility; routine, tedium, treadmillNear Antonyms decompression, ease, leisure, relaxation, repose, rest; amusement, dalliance, diversion, entertainment, recreation, sport; dormancy, idleness, inactivity, inertia, inertness; dallying, goldbricking, loafing, lolling, loungingAntonyms fun, play

  3. 3 an uneasy state of mind usually over the possibility of an anticipated misfortune or trouble <my boss told me not to get in a sweat about the accident—she'd make sure I wasn't blamed for it> Synonyms agita, agitation, anxiousness, apprehension, apprehensiveness, care, concern, concernment, disquiet, disquietude, fear, nervosity, nervousness, perturbation, solicitude, anxiety, unease, uneasiness, worryRelated Words strain, stress, tension; alarm (also alarum), anguish, consternation, desperateness, desperation, discomfort, discomposure, dismay, distraction, distress, disturbance, edginess, franticness, hand-wringing, jitters, jumpiness, panic, tremor; angst, fearfulness, torment, upset, vexation; cold feet, doubt, dread, foreboding, incertitude, misgiving, presentiment, suspense, uncertainty; compunction, qualm, scrupleNear Antonyms calm, calmness, content, contentment, ease, easiness, peace, peacefulness, placidity, placidness, quiet, quietude, sereneness, serenity, tranquillity (or tranquility), tranquilness; comfort, consolation, relief, solaceAntonyms unconcern

  4. 4 a state of nervous or irritated concern <he always ends up in a sweat during tax season> Synonyms dither, fluster, fuss, huff, lather, pother, stew, fret, swelter, swivet, tizzy, twitterRelated Words bother, dudgeon, pique; alarm (also alarum), hand-wringing, panic; ado, agitation, delirium, distraction, furor, hysteria, uproar; nervous breakdown




sweat

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of sweat

  1. 1 to devote serious and sustained effort <spent the afternoon sweating over her tax returns> Synonyms bang away, beaver (away), dig (away), drudge, endeavor, fag, grub, hump, hustle, moil, peg (away), plod, plow, plug, slave, slog, strain, strive, struggle, labor, toil, travail, tug, workRelated Words apply (oneself), buckle (down), dig in, hammer (away), knuckle down, pitch in; attack, drive; essay, try; exercise, exert, overexert, overwork; eke out, grind (out), put out, scrabble, scratch; trudge, wadeNear Antonyms break, ease (up), let up, slacken; bum, chill, dally, dillydally, footle, goldbrick, goof (off), hack (around), hang (around or out), idle, laze, loaf, lounge, shirk, slack (off), veg out; bask, loll, relax, repose, rest, unwind; dabble, doodle, fool around, fribble, goof (around), hang, hang about [British], mess around, monkey (around), play, potter (around), putter (around), trifle

  2. 2 to experience concern or anxiety <don't sweat over getting the application in a day late, as it probably doesn't matter> Synonyms bother, fear, fret, fuss, stew, stress, worry, troubleRelated Words agonize; long, pine, yearn; chafe; despairNear Antonyms accept; abide, bear, endure, stick out, stomach, sustain, take, tolerate

  3. 3 to work hard and long <after sweating so hard to build the business out of nothing, we lost everything>

  4. 4 <after sweating so hard to build the business out of nothing, we lost everything> to flow forth slowly through small openings <the oil coat may sweat through this varnish> Synonyms bleed, ooze, percolate, seep, strain, exude, transude, weepRelated Words dribble, drip, trickle; discharge, emit, give off, vent; emanate, flow, springNear Antonyms flood, gush, pour, stream, surge

  5. 5 slang  to put a series of questions to <the narcotics squad tried sweating the mule, but he was genuinely clueless about the inner workings of the drug operation> Synonyms catechize, grill, interrogate, pump, query, question, quiz, examine [slang]Related Words debrief; cross-examine, cross-question; annoy, harass, hound, pester; canvass (also canvas), poll




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