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stint

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of stint

  1. 1 a fixed period of time during which a person holds a job or position signed up for a three-year stint in the army Synonyms of stint hitch, term, tenure, tourWords Related to stint shift, watch; go, turn; duration, standing, time; cycle, span, spell, stretch; life, life span, lifetime, run

  2. 2 the act or practice of keeping something (as an activity) within certain boundaries his parents have always supported him without stint, no matter what interests he has chosen to pursue Synonyms of stint circumscription, confinement, limitation, rein, restrictionWords Related to stint constraint, restraint; containment, isolation, segregation

Synonym Discussion of stint

task, duty, job, chore, stint, assignment mean a piece of work to be done. task implies work imposed by a person in authority or an employer or by circumstance.
    • charged with a variety of tasks
duty implies an obligation to perform or responsibility for performance.
    • the duties of a lifeguard
job applies to a piece of work voluntarily performed; it may sometimes suggest difficulty or importance.
    • the job of turning the company around
chore implies a minor routine activity necessary for maintaining a household or farm.
    • every child was assigned chores
stint implies a carefully allotted or measured quantity of assigned work or service.
    • a 2-month stint as a reporter
assignment implies a definite limited task assigned by one in authority.
    • a reporter's assignment

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