Synonyms for (noun) struggle

Synonyms: struggle

Definition: strenuous effort

Usage: the struggle to get through the crowd exhausted her

Similar words: effort, elbow grease, travail, sweat, exertion

Definition: use of physical or mental energy; hard work

Usage: he got an A for effort; they managed only with great exertion


Synonyms: struggle, battle

Definition: an energetic attempt to achieve something

Usage: getting through the crowd was a real struggle; he fought a battle for recognition

Similar words: endeavor, endeavour, effort, try, attempt

Definition: earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something

Usage: made an effort to cover all the reading material; wished him luck in his endeavor; she gave it a good try


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: group action

Definition: action taken by a group of people

Synonyms for (verb) struggle

Synonyms: struggle

Definition: to exert strenuous effort against opposition

Usage: he struggled to get free from the rope

Similar words: endeavor, endeavour, strive

Definition: attempt by employing effort

Usage: we endeavor to make our customers happy


Synonyms: sputter, skin, scramble, shin, shinny, struggle, clamber

Definition: climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling

Similar words: climb

Definition: move with difficulty, by grasping


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