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toil

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of toil

  1. very hard or unpleasant work <after years of toil in a sweatshop, Kim was finally able to start her own dressmaking business> Synonyms donkeywork, drudge, drudgery, fatigue, grind, labor, moil, slavery, sweat, travail Related Words spadework; effort, exertion, pains, struggle, trouble; chore, duty, job, obligation, responsibility; routine, tedium, treadmill Near Antonyms decompression, ease, leisure, relaxation, repose, rest; amusement, dalliance, diversion, entertainment, recreation, sport; dormancy, idleness, inactivity, inertia, inertness; dallying, goldbricking, loafing, lolling, lounging Antonyms fun, play




toil

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of toil

  1. usually toils pl  something that catches and holds <a married woman hopelessly caught in the toils of an extramarital affair> Synonyms entanglement, mesh(es), morass, net, noose, quagmire, quicksand, snare, tanglement, toil(s), trapRelated Words knot, snarl, tangle; cat's cradle, labyrinth, maze; cobweb, spiderweb




toil

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of toil

  1. to devote serious and sustained effort <toiled for many years on the mammoth outdoor sculpture> Synonyms bang away, beaver (away), dig (away), drudge, endeavor, fag, grub, hump, hustle, moil, peg (away), plod, plow, plug, slave, slog, strain, strive, struggle, sweat, labor, 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




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