Synonyms for (noun) pursuit

Synonyms: pursual, pursuit, following, chase

Definition: the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture

Usage: the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit

Similar words: motion, move, movement

Definition: the act of changing location from one place to another

Usage: police controlled the motion of the crowd; the movement of people from the farms to the cities; his move put him directly in my path


Synonyms: pastime, pursuit, interest

Definition: a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly)

Usage: sailing is her favorite pastime; his main pastime is gambling; he counts reading among his interests; they criticized the boy for his limited pursuits

Similar words: diversion, recreation

Definition: an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates

Usage: scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists; for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles; drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation


Synonyms: hobby, avocation, pursuit, sideline, spare-time activity, by-line

Definition: an auxiliary activity

Similar words: pastime, pursuit, interest

Definition: a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly)

Usage: sailing is her favorite pastime; his main pastime is gambling; he counts reading among his interests; they criticized the boy for his limited pursuits


Synonyms: pursuance, pursuit, quest

Definition: a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria

Usage: the pursuit of love; life is more than the pursuance of fame; a quest for wealth

Similar words: search

Definition: the examination of alternative hypotheses

Usage: his search for a move that would avoid checkmate was unsuccessful