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sweat

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of sweat

  1. 1 the active use of energy in producing a result save your sweat: no one will appreciate your efforts anyway Synonyms of sweat elbow grease, exertion, expenditure, labor, pains, effort, trouble, while, workWords Related to sweat drudgery, grind, slog, strain, toil, travail; dint, energy; force, might, muscle, power, puissance; attempt, endeavor, essay, fling, go, pass, shot, stab, trial, try, whackNear Antonyms of sweat adroitness, ease, facility, fluency, smoothness; dormancy, idleness, inaction, inactivity, indolence, inertia, languor, laziness, quiescence

  2. 2 very hard or unpleasant work it took years of sweat to bring the farm to the point where it is now Synonyms of sweat donkeywork, drudge, drudgery, fatigue, grind, labor, moil, slavery, toil, travailWords Related to sweat spadework; effort, exertion, pains, struggle, trouble; chore, duty, job, obligation, responsibility; routine, tedium, treadmillNear Antonyms of sweat decompression, ease, leisure, relaxation, repose, rest; amusement, dalliance, diversion, entertainment, recreation, sport; dormancy, idleness, inactivity, inertia, inertness; dallying, goldbricking, loafing, lolling, loungingAntonyms of sweat fun, play

  3. 3 an uneasy state of mind usually over the possibility of an anticipated misfortune or trouble my boss told me not to get in a sweat about the accident—she'd make sure I wasn't blamed for it Synonyms of sweat agita, agitation, anxiousness, apprehension, apprehensiveness, care, concern, concernment, disquiet, disquietude, fear, nervosity, nervousness, perturbation, solicitude, anxiety, unease, uneasiness, worryWords Related to sweat strain, stress, tension; alarm (also alarum), anguish, consternation, desperateness, desperation, discomfort, discomposure, dismay, distraction, distress, disturbance, edginess, franticness, hand-wringing, jitters, jumpiness, panic, tremor; angst, fearfulness, torment, upset, vexation; cold feet, doubt, dread, foreboding, incertitude, misgiving, presentiment, suspense, uncertainty; compunction, qualm, scrupleNear Antonyms of sweat calm, calmness, content, contentment, ease, easiness, peace, peacefulness, placidity, placidness, quiet, quietude, sereneness, serenity, tranquillity (or tranquility), tranquilness; comfort, consolation, relief, solaceAntonyms of sweat unconcern

  4. 4 a state of nervous or irritated concern he always ends up in a sweat during tax season Synonyms of sweat dither, fluster, fuss, huff, lather, pother, stew, fret, swelter, swivet, tizzy, twitterWords Related to sweat bother, dudgeon, pique; alarm (also alarum), hand-wringing, panic; ado, agitation, delirium, distraction, furor, hysteria, uproar; nervous breakdown


sweat

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of sweat

  1. 1 to devote serious and sustained effort spent the afternoon sweating over her tax returns Synonyms of sweat bang away, beaver (away), dig (away), drudge, endeavor, fag, grub, hump, hustle, moil, peg (away), plod, plow, plug, slave, slog, strain, strive, struggle, labor, toil, travail, tug, workWords Related to sweat 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 sweat 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

  2. 2 to experience concern or anxiety don't sweat over getting the application in a day late, as it probably doesn't matter Synonyms of sweat bother, fear, fret, fuss, stew, stress, worry, troubleWords Related to sweat agonize; long, pine, yearn; chafe; despairNear Antonyms of sweat accept; abide, bear, endure, stick out, stomach, sustain, take, tolerate

  3. 3 to work hard and long after sweating so hard to build the business out of nothing, we lost everything

  4. 4 after sweating so hard to build the business out of nothing, we lost everything to flow forth slowly through small openings the oil coat may sweat through this varnish Synonyms of sweat bleed, ooze, percolate, seep, strain, exude, transude, weepWords Related to sweat dribble, drip, trickle; discharge, emit, give off, vent; emanate, flow, springNear Antonyms of sweat flood, gush, pour, stream, surge

  5. 5 slang  to put a series of questions to the narcotics squad tried sweating the mule, but he was genuinely clueless about the inner workings of the drug operation Synonyms of sweat catechize, grill, interrogate, pump, query, question, quiz, examine [slang]Words Related to sweat debrief; cross-examine, cross-question; annoy, harass, hound, pester; canvass (also canvas), poll


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