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synonyms for upstream

  • ambitious
  • arduous
  • burdensome
  • challenging
  • crucial
  • demanding
  • laborious
  • onerous
  • painful
  • problematic
  • severe
  • strenuous
  • tough
  • troublesome
  • backbreaker
  • bothersome
  • difficile
  • easier said than done
  • effortful
  • exacting
  • formidable
  • galling
  • gargantuan
  • hard-won
  • heavy
  • herculean
  • immense
  • intricate
  • irritating
  • labored
  • no picnic
  • not easy
  • operose
  • problem
  • prohibitive
  • rigid
  • stiff
  • titanic
  • toilsome
  • trying
  • unyielding
  • uphill
  • wearisome
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antonyms for upstream

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  • easy
  • effortless
  • facile
  • helpful
  • nice
  • trivial
  • calm
  • free
  • friendly
  • manageable
  • plain
  • simple
  • sociable
  • straightforward
  • uncomplicated
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How to use upstream in a sentence

While some teams have successfully incorporated Indigenous people into conversations about inclusion and representation, others continue to swim upstream in a constant search for endorsement.
HUNDREDS OF SCHOOLS ARE STILL USING NATIVE AMERICANS AS TEAM MASCOTSHOPE ALLCHINOCTOBER 12, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Automation threatens 50% of upstream energy jobs in the province, according to an August report by EY.
AFTER THE BOOM: CANADA’S OIL CAPITAL FACES AN UNCERTAIN FUTUREKDUNN6SEPTEMBER 21, 2020FORTUNE
Providing more integrated campaigns that tie in different capabilities moves publishers further upstream, closer to the decision making, rather than working ad hoc on campaigns.
‘PERMISSION TO THINK LONG TERM’: THE ATLANTIC DIGS FOR DEEPER, SMARTER CLIENT PARTNERSHIPSLUCINDA SOUTHERNSEPTEMBER 18, 2020DIGIDAY
Dopamine, for example, only grabs onto the downstream neurons for a bit before it returns back to its upstream neuron—that is, recycled or destroyed.
SCIENTISTS USED DOPAMINE TO SEAMLESSLY MERGE ARTIFICIAL AND BIOLOGICAL NEURONSSHELLY FANJUNE 23, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
Rather, synapses between two neurons change how often they’ll talk to each other—if an upstream neuron reliably passes on information to its downstream partner, then the two are “connected.”
AMAZINGLY DETAILED MAP REVEALS HOW THE BRAIN CHANGES WITH AGINGSHELLY FANJUNE 16, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
Tom cast off and Ruth pushed the boat's nose upstream, then settled herself to one of the oars while Uncle Jabez took the other.
RUTH FIELDING AT COLLEGEALICE B. EMERSON
So he kept on, posting the last of the mermen in his mental relay well away from the city, but swimming upstream himself.
STAR BORNANDRE NORTON
After fifteen minutes Hal directed that the skipper take his boat far enough upstream to make up for the drift.
UNCLE SAM'S BOYS AS LIEUTENANTSH. IRVING HANCOCK
There's a craft moving out from the American shore, about a mile upstream, isn't there!
UNCLE SAM'S BOYS AS LIEUTENANTSH. IRVING HANCOCK
It was evident that those aboard the craft upstream had made out the pursuing motor boat.
UNCLE SAM'S BOYS AS LIEUTENANTSH. IRVING HANCOCK
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