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fight

noun

Thesaurus: fight Synonyms, fight Antonyms

  1. 1 a physical dispute between opposing individuals or groups a troubled youth who got into one fight after another Synonyms battle, clash, combat, conflict, contest, dustup, fracas, fray, hassle, scrap, scrimmage, scrum, scuffle, skirmish, struggle, tussle Related Words pitched battle, rough-and-tumble; affray [chiefly British], battle royal, brawl, broil, donnybrook, free-for-all, melee (also mêlée), mix-up, ruckus, ruction; blows, fistfight, fisticuffs, grapple, handgrips, punch-out, punch-up [chiefly British], slugfest; confrontation, duel, face-off, joust; altercation, argle-bargle [chiefly British], argument, argy-bargy [chiefly British], contretemps, controversy, cross fire, disagreement, dispute, falling-out, kickup, misunderstanding, quarrel, row, spat, squabble, tangle, tiff, wrangle; catfight Near Antonyms truce

  2. 2 a forceful effort to reach a goal or objective the mayoral candidate pledged to lead a successful fight to improve the city's schools Synonyms battle, struggle, fray, scrabble, throesRelated Words effort, exertion, labor, pains, trouble, work; drudgery, grind, sweat, toil, travail; combat, conflict, contest, strife, tussle, war, warfare; attempt, endeavor, essay, try

  3. 3 an inclination to fight or quarrel a tough, streetwise kid with a lot of fight in him Synonyms aggression, aggressiveness, assaultiveness, bellicosity, belligerency, combativeness, contentiousness, defiance, disputatiousness, feistiness, belligerence, militance, militancy, militantness, pugnacity, quarrelsomeness, scrappiness, truculenceRelated Words antagonism, fierceness, hostility, hyperaggressiveness, unfriendliness; imperialism, jingoism, militarism; acidity, biliousness, captiousness, crabbiness, crankiness, crossness, disagreeableness, fractiousness, fretfulness, grouchiness, grumpiness, huffiness, irascibility, irascibleness, irritability, irritableness, orneriness, peevishness, pettishness, petulance, querulousness, rudeness, surliness, testiness, waspishnessNear Antonyms antiaggression, anti-imperialism, antimilitarism; affability, amiability, amicability, benevolence, cordiality, friendliness, geniality, graciousness, pleasantness, sociability; gentleness, kindliness, mildness; amenability, complaisance, placabilityAntonyms nonaggression, pacifism

  4. 4 an often noisy or angry expression of differing opinions the couple have their share of fights, but they quickly get over them Synonyms altercation, argle-bargle [chiefly British], argy-bargy [chiefly British], battle royal, bicker, brawl, contretemps, controversy, cross fire, disagreement, dispute, donnybrook, falling-out, argument, hassle, imbroglio, kickup, misunderstanding, quarrel, rhubarb, row, scrap, set-to, spat, squabble, tiff, wrangleRelated Words clash, run-in, skirmish, tangle, tussle; logomachy; feud, vendetta; attack, contention, dissension (also dissention); debate, difference, disputation; fuss, objection, protest, protestation; affray [chiefly British], fisticuffs, fracas, fray, free-for-all, melee (also mêlée); catfight


fight

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of fight

  1. 1 to oppose (someone) in physical conflict a proud people who have fiercely fought all invaders of their homeland Synonyms battle, clash (with), combat, scrimmage (with), skirmish (with), war (against) Related Words duel, joust; bang, bash, bat, batter, beat, belt, bludgeon, bop, buffet, clobber, hammer, hit, knock, paste, pound, punch, slam, slap, slog, slug, smack, smite, sock, strike, swat, swipe, thump, thwack, wallop, whack, whale; box, spar; brawl; grapple, scuffle, tussle, wrestle; bump, collide Near Antonyms give up, submit, surrender

  2. 2 to strive to reduce or eliminate a civil rights leader who dedicated his life to fighting prejudice Synonyms battle, combat, contend (with), counter, oppose, oppugn Related Words baffle, checkmate, foil, frustrate, resist, thwart, withstand; confront, defy, face, meet Near Antonyms abide, bear, endure, suffer; advocate, back, champion, endorse (also indorse), support, uphold Antonyms advance, cultivate, encourage, forward, foster, further, nourish, nurture, promote

  3. 3 to engage in a contest everyone on that street seems to be fighting to see who can create the gaudiest holiday lighting display Synonyms battle, contend, face off, compete, race, rival, vieRelated Words challenge, engage, play; jockey, jostle, maneuver; go out, try out; train, work

  4. 4 to express different opinions about something often angrily if you kids continue to fight, I'm turning this car around and we're heading back home! Synonyms altercate, argufy, bicker, brabble, brawl, controvert, dispute, fall out, argue, hassle, jar, quarrel, quibble, row, scrap, spat, squabble, tiff, wrangleRelated Words challenge, dare, defy; clash, contend, contest, tangle; cavil, fuss, nitpick; consider, debate, discuss; kick, object, protestNear Antonyms coexist, get along; accept, agree, assent, concur, consent

  5. 5 to refuse to give in to I tried to fight the temptation to eat another cookie—and lost Synonyms buck, defy, resist, oppose, repel, withstandRelated Words battle, combat, contend (with); challenge, contest, contradict, dispute; baffle, balk, foil, frustrate, thwart; check, counter, hinder, obstruct, stemAntonyms bow (to), capitulate (to), give in (to), knuckle under (to), stoop (to), submit (to), succumb (to), surrender (to), yield (to)


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