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running

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of running

  1. 1 being in effective operation the car has been running for almost an entire day Synonyms of running alive, functional, functioning, going, live, living, on, operating, operational, operative, active, workingWords Related to running effective, effectual; employable, operable, usable (also useable), viable, workable; performing, producing, productive, serving, useful, yielding; astir, bustling, busy, dynamic, flourishing, humming, roaring, thrivingNear Antonyms of running deactivated, decommissioned; ineffective, ineffectual, useless; inoperable, unusable, unworkable; arrested, asleep, dormant, fallow, idle, inert, latent, lifeless, nonproductive, quiescent, sleepy, stagnating, unproductive, vegetatingAntonyms of running broken, dead, inactive, inoperative, kaput (also kaputt), nonactivated, nonfunctional, nonfunctioning, nonoperating, nonoperational, nonoperative

  2. 2 going on and on without any interruptions a running struggle just to make ends meet Synonyms of running ceaseless, continual, continued, continuing, incessant, nonstop, perpetual, continuous, unbroken, unceasing, uninterrupted, unremittingWords Related to running dateless, deathless, endless, eternal, everlasting, immortal, interminable, permanent, undying, unending; changeless, constant, stable, steady, unchanging, unvarying; durable, enduring, lasting, persistent; imperishable, indestructibleNear Antonyms of running intermittent, periodic, periodical, recurrent, recurring; alternate, alternating, cyclic (or cyclical), rhythmic (or rhythmical), seasonal, serial; erratic, fitful, irregular, occasional, spasmodic, sporadic, spotty, unsteadyAntonyms of running discontinuous, noncontinuous


running

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of running

  1. in succession without others coming in between he won the championship five times running Synonyms of running back-to-back, hand running [dialect], consecutively, sequentially, seriatim, successionally, successively, togetherWords Related to running serially; constantly, continually, continuingly, continuously, night and day, repeatedly, unceasingly, uninterruptedly; subsequentlyNear Antonyms of running discontinuously, intermittently, interruptedly


running

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of running

  1. the act or activity of looking after and making decisions about something left the running of the corporation to his subordinates Synonyms of running administration, care, charge, control, direction, governance, government, guidance, handling, intendance, management, operation, oversight, presidency, regulation, conduct, stewardship, superintendence, superintendency, supervisionWords Related to running generalship, leadership, rulership; agency; aegis (also egis), custody, guardianship, keeping, lap, protection, safekeeping, trust, tutelage, ward; engineering, logistics, machination, manipulation; coadministration, codirection, comanagement



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