Thesaurus

pursuit

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of pursuit

  1. 1 the act of going after or in the tracks of another the cat ran down the street with a pair of dogs in pursuit Synonyms of pursuit chase, chasing, dogging, following, hounding, pursuing, shadowing, tagging, tailing, tracing, tracking, trailing Words Related to pursuit hot pursuit; tagging along; path, track, trail; search, seeking

  2. 2 an activity outside of one's regular occupation that is engaged in primarily for pleasure a workaholic with few pursuits outside of the office Synonyms of pursuit hobby, hobbyhorse, avocation, recreationWords Related to pursuit amusement, distraction, diversion, entertainment, pastime, relaxation, sport

Synonym Discussion of pursuit

work, employment, occupation, calling, pursuit, métier, business mean a specific sustained activity engaged in especially in earning one's living. work may apply to any purposeful activity whether remunerative or not.
    • her work as a hospital volunteer
employment implies work for which one has been engaged and is being paid by an employer.
    • your employment with this firm is hereby terminated
occupation implies work in which one engages regularly especially as a result of training.
    • his occupation as a trained auto mechanic
calling applies to an occupation viewed as a vocation or profession.
    • the ministry seemed my true calling
pursuit suggests a trade, profession, or avocation followed with zeal or steady interest.
    • her family considered medicine the only proper pursuit
métier implies a calling or pursuit for which one believes oneself to be especially fitted.
    • acting was my one and only métier
business suggests activity in commerce or the management of money and affairs.
    • the business of managing a hotel


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