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as in tenure
a fixed period of time during which a person holds a job or position signed up for a three-year stint in the army

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as in restriction
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

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How does the noun stint contrast with its synonyms?

Some common synonyms of stint are assignment, chore, duty, job, and task. While all these words mean "a piece of work to be done," stint implies a carefully allotted or measured quantity of assigned work or service.

a 2-month stint as a reporter

When is assignment a more appropriate choice than stint?

The synonyms assignment and stint are sometimes interchangeable, but assignment implies a definite limited task assigned by one in authority.

a reporter's assignment

When can chore be used instead of stint?

In some situations, the words chore and stint are roughly equivalent. However, chore implies a minor routine activity necessary for maintaining a household or farm.

every child was assigned chores

When could duty be used to replace stint?

Although the words duty and stint have much in common, duty implies an obligation to perform or responsibility for performance.

the duties of a lifeguard

When might job be a better fit than stint?

The words job and stint are synonyms, but do differ in nuance. Specifically, job applies to a piece of work voluntarily performed; it may sometimes suggest difficulty or importance.

the job of turning the company around

In what contexts can task take the place of stint?

The words task and stint can be used in similar contexts, but task implies work imposed by a person in authority or an employer or by circumstance.

charged with a variety of tasks

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Cite this Entry

“Stint.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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