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

synonyms for struggles

  • 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

antonyms for struggles

MOST RELEVANT
  • accord
  • agreement
  • calm
  • idleness
  • laziness
  • peace
  • retreat
  • success
  • surrender
  • truce
  • entertainment
  • fun
  • giving in
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How to use struggles in a sentence

At present, Louis was too self-absorbed by the struggles within him, to look deep into what was passing around him.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
He saw her struggles and her tears… the mysterious duality working to possess her soul.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Then followed one of those grim, silent struggles, too deadly serious for oaths and threats.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
It has been often said that a drowning man in his struggles sees his whole life mirrored before him.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Nose in the dish and elbows above his head, he struggles to divide the leg of a chicken.
CHILD LIFE IN TOWN AND COUNTRYANATOLE FRANCE
The young man was hung first, and the father was compelled to look upon his death struggles.
PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHY OF PARSON BROWNLOW, THE TENNESSEE PATRIOTWILLIAM GANNAWAY BROWNLOW
No more soft appeals now, but frantic shrieks and fierce struggles for freedom.
BY BIRTH A LADYGEORGE MANVILLE FENN
He picked her up bodily and held her in spite of struggles, just as you or I would hold a cat or a rabbit.
JAFFERYWILLIAM J. LOCKE
It was piteous to see the poor fool's struggles to regain the reason he had so madly parted with.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 17, NO. 101, MARCH, 1866VARIOUS
The struggles of so many great thinkers, from Thales to Aristotle, all ended in doubt and in despair.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IJOHN LORD
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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