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See definition of struggle on Dictionary.com
  • nounhard try; fight to win
  • verblabor, work
  • verbfight, wrestle

synonyms for struggle

  • attempt
  • battle
  • clash
  • combat
  • conflict
  • contest
  • effort
  • encounter
  • endeavor
  • skirmish
  • strife
  • trial
  • work
  • brush
  • essay
  • exertion
  • free-for-all
  • grind
  • hassle
  • jam
  • jump
  • labor
  • pains
  • roughhouse
  • row
  • scramble
  • set-to
  • striving
  • toil
  • tussle
  • undertaking
  • wrangle
  • long haul
See also synonyms for: struggled / struggles / struggling
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antonyms for struggle

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  • accord
  • agreement
  • calm
  • idleness
  • laziness
  • peace
  • retreat
  • success
  • surrender
  • truce
  • entertainment
  • fun
  • giving in
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The noun struggle, when referring to a fight or contest of any kind, implies vigorous bodily effort or violent exertion: a hand-to-hand struggle. A brush is a brief encounter or skirmish: a brush with the law. Clash implies a direct and sharp collision between opposing parties, efforts, interests, etc.: a clash of opinions.

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How to use struggle in a sentence

They accept the winners of the power struggle and in a few months, they have a new nest with them.
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As a law student at the University of Notre Dame, I’ve seen firsthand the struggle to try to make in-person classes work.
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We fought a lot about it at first, but now I realize that it was because she had watched the LGBTQ folks of her own generation struggle so much, and she didn’t want me to have to live through that struggle.
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A little over a week into her stay at home, Lavalais watched her struggle to swallow as she tried to drink.
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Problems in this stress response set kids on a path toward behavior struggles.
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In Kashmir, though, where even downloading Zoom was a struggle, switching schoolrooms or businesses to the internet was a nonstarter.
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“Two-way communication has been a struggle” for Gear Patrol, said chief content office Ben Bowers.
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Much of those fears are linked to the low levels of testing as governments across the continent struggle with acquiring testing supplies to match local needs.
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I think it would also help destigmatize mental-health issues and anxiety and depression around the country and just say, “Look, we all have struggles.”
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WORDS RELATED TO STRUGGLE

  • afflict
  • bleed
  • carry on
  • crucify
  • distress
  • disturb
  • eat heart out
  • excruciate
  • harrow
  • hurt
  • labor
  • lament
  • martyr
  • pain
  • rack
  • sing the blues
  • squirm
  • stew over
  • strain
  • strive
  • struggle
  • take it badly
  • torment
  • torture
  • try
  • wince
  • worry
  • writhe
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