Definition for struggling

adjective as in agonizing

adjective as in tormenting

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Example Sentences

Opening up to Will about her off-camera struggles, Janet shared stories no one — including the cast and crew — knew was happening.

It’s not a status Awotona would’ve been familiar with in his early days, when even getting a meeting with an investor was a struggle.

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It’s far more of a struggle than a dry one, and feels different.

Building a machine that can think and do things that people can do has been the goal of AI since the very beginning, but it’s been a long, long struggle.

There is a history of similar power struggles across the state.

There are instances in which private rehoming works out fine and is the best solution for the struggling family and the children.

Some longtime local acquaintances are struggling to square the man they know with the ugly associations.

Parker tells of a new Texas struggling to deal with inequality.

Parker tells of a new Texas struggling to deal with diversity.

Thanks to decades of social-science research, we know more about how to help struggling Americans than ever before.

Life is represented as struggling to free herself from the gross earthly forms that cling to her.

As for the girl struggling with the second woman—the one called “Martha”—she was not very well dressed.

They tried it, laughing and struggling together with the awkward burden, but keeping their voices low.

"It has been a most merciful escape," Maloney said, his pulpit voice struggling with his emotion.

It seemed to her for a moment as if she were almost struggling to be angry, to be unhappy, and as if the struggle were vain.


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On this page you'll find 38 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to struggling, such as: excruciating, harrowing, intense, tortuous, disturbing, and heart-wrenching.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.