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struggle

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of struggle

  1. 1 a forceful effort to reach a goal or objective a physically challenged child's determined struggle to make straight A's in school Synonyms of struggle battle, fight, fray, scrabble, throes Words Related to struggle effort, exertion, labor, pains, trouble, work; drudgery, grind, sweat, toil, travail; combat, conflict, contest, strife, tussle, war, warfare; attempt, endeavor, essay, try

  2. 2 a physical dispute between opposing individuals or groups there was a struggle between the armed robber and the shopkeeper, and the gun went off Synonyms of struggle battle, clash, combat, conflict, contest, dustup, fracas, fray, hassle, scrap, scrimmage, scrum, scuffle, skirmish, fight, tussleWords Related to struggle 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; catfightNear Antonyms of struggle truce

  3. 3 an earnest effort for superiority or victory over another her staunchest supporters in her struggle for the office Synonyms of struggle ball game, battle, combat, competition, conflict, confrontation, contention, dogfight, duel, face-off, grapple, match, rivalry, strife, contest, sweepstakes (also sweep-stake), tug-of-war, war, warfareWords Related to struggle horse race, nail-biter; showdown; clash, collision, discord, friction; argument, controversy, debate, disagreement, disputation, dispute, dissension (also dissention), quarrel, row, wrangleNear Antonyms of struggle concord, harmony, peace


struggle

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of struggle

  1. 1 to proceed or act clumsily or ineffectually each week I would struggle through my piano lesson, keenly aware that I wasn't getting any better Synonyms of struggle blunder, bumble, flog [British], limp, lumber, plod, flounder, stumble, trudgeWords Related to struggle jog, shamble, shuffle; wallow, welter; falter, lurch, reel, stagger, sway, teeter, totter; fumble, muddleNear Antonyms of struggle coast, fly, glide, kilt, sail, zip, zoom

  2. 2 to devote serious and sustained effort the financially strapped couple struggled to make ends meet Synonyms of struggle bang away, beaver (away), dig (away), drudge, endeavor, fag, grub, hump, hustle, moil, peg (away), plod, plow, plug, slave, slog, strain, strive, labor, sweat, toil, travail, tug, workWords Related to struggle apply (oneself), buckle (down), dig in, hammer (away), knuckle down, pitch in; attack, drive; essay, try; exercise, exert, overexert, overwork; eke out, grind (out), put out, scrabble, scratch; trudge, wadeNear Antonyms of struggle break, ease (up), let up, slacken; bum, chill, dally, dillydally, footle, goldbrick, goof (off), hack (around), hang (around or out), idle, laze, loaf, lounge, shirk, slack (off), veg out; bask, loll, relax, repose, rest, unwind; dabble, doodle, fool around, fribble, goof (around), hang, hang about [British], mess around, monkey (around), play, potter (around), putter (around), trifle



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