Thesaurus

fight

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of fight

  1. 1 a physical dispute between opposing individuals or groups a troubled youth who got into one fight after another Synonyms of fight battle, clash, combat, conflict, contest, dustup, fracas, fray, hassle, scrap, scrimmage, scrum, scuffle, skirmish, struggle, tussle Words Related to fight 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 of fight 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 of fight battle, struggle, fray, scrabble, throesWords Related to fight 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 of fight aggression, aggressiveness, assaultiveness, bellicosity, belligerency, combativeness, contentiousness, defiance, disputatiousness, feistiness, belligerence, militance, militancy, militantness, pugnacity, quarrelsomeness, scrappiness, truculenceWords Related to fight 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 of fight antiaggression, anti-imperialism, antimilitarism; affability, amiability, amicability, benevolence, cordiality, friendliness, geniality, graciousness, pleasantness, sociability; gentleness, kindliness, mildness; amenability, complaisance, placabilityAntonyms of fight 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 of fight 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, wrangleWords Related to fight 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 of fight battle, clash (with), combat, scrimmage (with), skirmish (with), war (against) Words Related to fight 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 of fight give up, submit, surrender

  2. 2 to strive to reduce or eliminate a civil rights leader who dedicated his life to fighting prejudice Synonyms of fight battle, combat, contend (with), counter, oppose, oppugn Words Related to fight baffle, checkmate, foil, frustrate, resist, thwart, withstand; confront, defy, face, meet Near Antonyms of fight abide, bear, endure, suffer; advocate, back, champion, endorse (also indorse), support, uphold Antonyms of fight 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 of fight battle, contend, face off, compete, race, rival, vieWords Related to fight 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 of fight altercate, argufy, bicker, brabble, brawl, controvert, dispute, fall out, argue, hassle, jar, quarrel, quibble, row, scrap, spat, squabble, tiff, wrangleWords Related to fight challenge, dare, defy; clash, contend, contest, tangle; cavil, fuss, nitpick; consider, debate, discuss; kick, object, protestNear Antonyms of fight 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 of fight buck, defy, resist, oppose, repel, withstandWords Related to fight battle, combat, contend (with); challenge, contest, contradict, dispute; baffle, balk, foil, frustrate, thwart; check, counter, hinder, obstruct, stemAntonyms of fight bow (to), capitulate (to), give in (to), knuckle under (to), stoop (to), submit (to), succumb (to), surrender (to), yield (to)



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