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  • nounhard work
  • verbwork hard

synonyms for toil

  • exertion
  • application
  • drudgery
  • effort
  • industry
  • labor
  • moil
  • occupation
  • pains
  • sweat
  • travail
  • nine-to-five
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antonyms for toil

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  • entertainment
  • fun
  • idleness
  • laziness
  • pastime
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Toil suggests wearying or exhausting labor: toil that breaks down the worker’s health. Drudgery suggests continuous, dreary, and dispiriting work, especially of a menial or servile kind: the drudgery of household tasks. Labor particularly denotes hard manual work: backbreaking labor; arduous labor. Work is the general word and may apply to exertion that is either easy or hard: fun work; heavy work.

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How to use toil in a sentence

The Disc Embedding Theorem rewrites a proof completed in 1981 by Michael Freedman — about an infinite network of discs — after years of solitary toil on the California coast.
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The best applications are often those made at the last minute, because applicants do not overthink their responses and toil over details they think need to be shoved into a question.
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Yes, progress is being made, but it must be faster if the current toils of agency execs are anything to go by.
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He was rejoicing in the upheaval that permitted debts to be paid with a bludgeon and money to be made without toil.
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Not too big for the fiery old heart that trouble and toil and hunger and loneliness had never quenched.
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He was now evidently exhausted by toil, and dispirited by disappointment.
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Thus it lightens the toil of the weary laborer plodding along the highway of life.
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The comfortable yet humble apartments of the engraver were over the shop where he plied his daily toil.
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These bright hopes gilded a prayerful mother's hours of toil and care.
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This is a description, given of the industry and adaptedness of the people of Africa, to labor and toil of every kind.
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WORDS RELATED TO TOIL

  • fiber
  • gossamer
  • labyrinth
  • mesh
  • net
  • network
  • snare
  • tissue
  • toil
  • web
  • webbing
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