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synonyms for up against it

  • despondent
  • forlorn
  • futile
  • sad
  • vain
  • downcast
  • goner
  • at end of one's rope
  • back to the wall
  • can't win
  • dead duck
  • despairing
  • gone
  • hard up
  • in the soup
  • in the toilet
  • inconsolable
  • irrecoverable
  • irremediable
  • irretrievable
  • no chance
  • no-win
  • running out of time
  • sunk
  • up the creek
  • useless
  • wretched

antonyms for up against it

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  • cheerful
  • happy
  • hopeful
  • joyful
  • calm
  • confident
  • content
  • contented
  • satisfactory
  • satisfied
  • secure
  • unworried
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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How to use up against it in a sentence

What need to look to right or left when you are swallowing up free mile after mile of dizzying road?
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
Most of the men leaped up, caught hold of spears or knives, and rushed out.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
Some weeks after, the creditor chanced to be in Boston, and in walking up Tremont street, encountered his enterprising friend.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
In less than ten minutes, the bivouac was broken up, and our little army on the march.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
The bride elect rushes up to him, and so they both step down to the foot-lights.
PHYSIOLOGY OF THE OPERAJOHN H. SWABY (AKA "SCRICI")
I was busy loading the piece when an exclamation of surprise from one of the men made me look up.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
Even as they gazed they saw its roof caught up, and whirled off as if it had been a scroll of paper.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
Do not the widow's tears run down the cheek, and her cry against him that causeth them to fall?
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
Vain also was the valour and ability he showed in the campaign against the Royalists in La Vende.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
She sat straight up in bed, and jerked her hands to her head, and screamed long and terribly.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
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WORDS RELATED TO UP AGAINST IT

  • at end of one's rope
  • back to the wall
  • can't win
  • dead duck
  • despairing
  • despondent
  • downcast
  • forlorn
  • futile
  • gone
  • goner
  • hard up
  • in the soup
  • in the toilet
  • inconsolable
  • irrecoverable
  • irremediable
  • irretrievable
  • no chance
  • no-win
  • running out of time
  • sad
  • sunk
  • up against it
  • up the creek
  • useless
  • vain
  • wretched
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.