Synonyms
Antonyms
Etymology

1. fight

verb. ['ˈfaɪt'] be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight.

Synonyms

  • chickenfight
  • tussle
  • box
  • wage
  • war
  • get back
  • attack
  • battle
  • spar
  • scuffle
  • defend
  • combat
  • oppose
  • fight down
  • wrestle
  • compete
  • duel
  • fence
  • tug
  • settle
  • engage
  • contend
  • fistfight
  • fight back
  • bear down
  • tourney
  • bandy
  • chicken-fight
  • joust
  • assail
  • skirmish
  • join battle
  • vie
  • feud

Antonyms

  • defend
  • compatibility
  • order
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • feoht (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • fighten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • feohtan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

Featured Games

Words that Rhyme with Fight Back

  • post-attack
  • vanvlack
  • knick-knack
  • unpack
  • tabak
  • stracke
  • strack
  • repack
  • oblak
  • dulac
  • chirac
  • beaulac
  • whack
  • trak
  • track
  • trac
  • stack
  • stac
  • spak
  • spack
  • snack
  • smack
  • slack
  • schrack
  • schnack
  • schlack
  • quack
  • plaque
  • placke
  • plack

2. fight

verb. ['ˈfaɪt'] fight against or resist strongly.

Synonyms

  • rebuff
  • recalcitrate
  • hold out
  • stand firm
  • repulse
  • defend
  • oppose
  • fight down
  • stand
  • resist
  • fend
  • repel
  • contend
  • withstand
  • fight back
  • drive back
  • fight off

Antonyms

  • small
  • little
  • unfold
  • unbox

Etymology

  • feoht (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • fighten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • feohtan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. fight

noun. ['ˈfaɪt'] the act of fighting; any contest or struggle.

Synonyms

  • tussle
  • snickersnee
  • encounter
  • dogfight
  • rough-and-tumble
  • clash
  • scrap
  • impact
  • whipping
  • fighting
  • gunplay
  • in-fighting
  • hassle
  • fray
  • affray
  • battle
  • blow
  • shock
  • slugfest
  • scuffle
  • battering
  • affaire d'honneur
  • close-quarter fighting
  • rumble
  • combat
  • set-to
  • brush
  • shootout
  • single combat
  • duel
  • knife fight
  • beating
  • brawl
  • conflict
  • fistfight
  • disturbance
  • cut-and-thrust
  • free-for-all
  • gang fight
  • skirmish
  • fencing
  • fisticuffs
  • gunfight
  • banging
  • ruffle

Antonyms

  • understate
  • inhale
  • stay in place
  • come

Etymology

  • feoht (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • fighten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • feohtan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. fight

noun. ['ˈfaɪt'] a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war.

Synonyms

  • combat
  • dogfight
  • pitched battle
  • engagement
  • war
  • action
  • assault
  • Armageddon
  • conflict
  • armed combat
  • military action
  • battle
  • naval battle

Antonyms

  • stifle
  • victory
  • spiritless
  • nonoperational

Etymology

  • feoht (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • fighten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • feohtan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. fight

verb. ['ˈfaɪt'] make a strenuous or labored effort.

Synonyms

  • labor
  • flounder
  • push
  • try
  • labour
  • drive
  • seek
  • assay
  • essay
  • tug
  • attempt

Antonyms

  • peace
  • praise
  • refrain
  • end

Etymology

  • feoht (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • fighten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • feohtan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. back

noun. ['ˈbæk'] the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine.

Synonyms

  • thoracic vertebra
  • dorsum
  • saddle
  • dorsal vertebra
  • body part
  • small
  • lat
  • body
  • torso
  • lumbar vertebra
  • latissimus dorsi

Antonyms

  • coarse
  • artifact
  • thinness
  • breakableness

Etymology

  • bak (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bæc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. back

adverb. ['ˈbæk'] at or to or toward the back or rear.

Synonyms

  • rearward
  • rearwards
  • backward

Antonyms

  • disprove
  • disagree
  • take
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • bak (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bæc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. back

adjective. ['ˈbæk'] related to or located at the back.

Synonyms

  • posterior
  • rearmost
  • rear
  • hindermost
  • backmost
  • aft
  • rearward

Antonyms

  • front
  • anterior
  • disallow
  • boycott

Etymology

  • bak (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bæc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. back

adverb. ['ˈbæk'] in or to or toward a past time.

Antonyms

  • ahead

Etymology

  • bak (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bæc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. back

noun. ['ˈbæk'] the side that goes last or is not normally seen.

Synonyms

  • quarter
  • poop
  • rear
  • side
  • after part
  • stern
  • tail
  • empennage

Antonyms

  • old
  • uppercase
  • loud
  • immoderate

Etymology

  • bak (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bæc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

Example sentences of the word fight-back


1. Noun Phrase
Fortunately there are some strategies men and women can use to fight back against "bed head" and reduce the amount of time it takes to get that beautiful hairstyle back.

Synonym.com