Synonyms for (noun) fight

Synonyms: fight

Definition: a boxing or wrestling match

Usage: the fight was on television last night

Similar words: pugilism, boxing, fisticuffs

Definition: fighting with the fists


Synonyms: conflict, battle, engagement, fight

Definition: a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war

Usage: Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga; he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement

Similar words: action, military action

Definition: a military engagement

Usage: he saw action in Korea


Synonyms: scrap, combat, fight, fighting

Definition: the act of fighting; any contest or struggle

Usage: a fight broke out at the hockey game; there was fighting in the streets; the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap

Similar words: battle, struggle, conflict

Definition: an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)

Usage: the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph--Thomas Paine; police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs


Synonyms: fight, competitiveness

Definition: an aggressive willingness to compete

Usage: the team was full of fight

Similar words: aggressiveness

Definition: the quality of being bold and enterprising


Synonyms: fight

Definition: an intense verbal dispute

Usage: a violent fight over the bill is expected in the Senate

Similar words: arguing, argument, tilt, disceptation, disputation, contention, contestation, controversy

Definition: a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement

Usage: they were involved in a violent argument

Synonyms for (verb) fight

Synonyms: fight, fight back, fight down, oppose, defend

Definition: fight against or resist strongly

Usage: The senator said he would oppose the bill; Don't fight it!

Similar words: fight, contend, struggle

Definition: be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight

Usage: the tribesmen fought each other; Siblings are always fighting; Militant groups are contending for control of the country


Synonyms: fight, struggle

Definition: make a strenuous or labored effort

Usage: She struggled for years to survive without welfare; He fought for breath

Similar words: essay, seek, assay, attempt, try

Definition: make an effort or attempt

Usage: He tried to shake off his fears; The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps; The police attempted to stop the thief; He sought to improve himself; She always seeks to do good in the world


Synonyms: crusade, press, push, fight, campaign, agitate

Definition: exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for

Usage: The liberal party pushed for reforms; She is crusading for women's rights; The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate

Similar words: push, promote, advertise, advertize

Definition: make publicity for; try to sell (a product)

Usage: The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model; The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops