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trial

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of trial

  1. made or done as an experiment <a trial medical procedure that should be considered only after all other options have been exhausted> Synonyms developmental, pilot, experimentalRelated Words exploratory, investigative, probative; preliminary, preparatory, provisional, temporary, tentative; conjectural, hypothetical, speculative, theoretical (also theoretic); untested, untried; unproved, unprovenNear Antonyms accepted, established, standard; tested, tried; advanced, developed; proved, proven; conclusive, decisive, definitive, final, permanent


trial

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of trial

  1. 1 a test of faith, patience, or strength <living with her insufferable relatives was a real trial> Synonyms cross, crucible, fire, gauntlet (also gantlet), ordeal Related Words baptism, initiation; adversity, affliction, asperity, misadventure, mischance, misfortune, mishap, privation, tragedy, tribulation, trouble, vicissitude, woe; acid test, litmus test; challenge, complication, difficulty, grief, grievance, hardship, rigor; annoyance, discomfort, inconvenience, nuisance Phrases baptism of fire

  2. 2 a private performance or session in preparation for a public appearance <ran another trial of the aerial performance before opening night> Synonyms dry run, practice (also practise), rehearsalRelated Words dress rehearsal; preview; run-through, walk-through; drill, exercise

  3. 3 a procedure or operation carried out to resolve an uncertainty <trials by medical researchers haven't determined whether the medication is safe or not> Synonyms essay, experimentation, test, experimentRelated Words trial and error; dry run, shakedown; exercise, practice (also practise), rehearsal, tryout, workout; crucible, ordeal; attempt, effort, try

  4. 4 an effort to do or accomplish something <will rest and make another trial at climbing the mountain> Synonyms assay [archaic], bash [chiefly British], bid, crack, endeavor, essay, fling, go, offer, pass, shot, stab, attempt, try, whack, whirlRelated Words striving, struggle, throes, undertaking; trial and error

  5. 5 something that is a source of irritation <trying to have a coherent phone conversation with his senile father was always a trial> Synonyms aggravation, aggro [British], bother, botheration, bugbear, exasperation, frustration, hair shirt, hassle, headache, inconvenience, irk, irritant, nuisance, peeve, pest, rub, ruffle, thorn, annoyance, vexationRelated Words discomfort, fleabite, pinprick; affront, insult, offense (or offence); upset, worry; affliction, albatross, burden, cross, curse, menace, millstone, plague, sore; anxiety, plight, predicament, tribulation, trouble; hang-up, pet peeve, problem; annoyer, disturber, harasser, mischief, offender; pandora's boxNear Antonyms delight, joy, pleasure


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