Synonyms & Antonyms of achievement

1 a successful result brought about by hard work
  • this improvement in your time for a 10K road race is quite an achievement!

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2 the doing of an action
  • what you're asking is the achievement of a miracle

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3 the state of being actual or complete
  • you should be proud of the achievement of your goals

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How does the noun achievement differ from other similar words?

The words exploit and feat are common synonyms of achievement. While all three words mean "a remarkable deed," achievement implies hard-won success in the face of difficulty or opposition.

her achievements as a chemist

When can exploit be used instead of achievement?

In some situations, the words exploit and achievement are roughly equivalent. However, exploit suggests an adventurous or heroic act.

his exploits as a spy

When is it sensible to use feat instead of achievement?

The words feat and achievement can be used in similar contexts, but feat implies strength or dexterity or daring.

an acrobatic feat

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The first known use of achievement was in the 15th century

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“Achievement.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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