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1. pursuit

noun. ['pɝˈsuːt'] the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture.

Synonyms

  • tailing
  • tracking
  • movement
  • trailing
  • motion
  • pursual
  • stalking
  • shadowing
  • move
  • chase
  • following

Antonyms

  • closing
  • opening
  • retreat
  • boo

Etymology

  • poursuite (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Pursuit

  • disrepute
  • subacute
  • undilute
  • grassroot
  • dispute
  • compute
  • absolut
  • zoot-suit
  • repute
  • refute
  • recruit
  • permute
  • minute
  • impute
  • degroote
  • commute
  • uproot
  • stroot
  • salute
  • reroute
  • pollute
  • macoute
  • hirsute
  • enroute
  • dilute
  • caillouet
  • cahouet
  • cahoot
  • beirut
  • bebout

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A common misspelling of pursuit is persuit

Example sentences of the word pursuit


1. Noun, singular or mass
This ability to reverse direction suddenly while flipping from one surface to another can disorient predators and prevent pursuit.

Quotes containing the word pursuit


1. Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
- Mario Andretti

2. The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.
- John Buchan

3. We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
- Thomas Jefferson

2. pursuit

noun. ['pɝˈsuːt'] a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria.

Synonyms

  • pursuance
  • quest
  • search

Antonyms

  • rise
  • precede
  • advance
  • rush

Etymology

  • poursuite (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. pursuit

noun. ['pɝˈsuːt'] an auxiliary activity.

Synonyms

  • speleology
  • spare-time activity
  • spelaeology
  • pastime
  • avocation
  • by-line
  • interest
  • hobby

Antonyms

  • follow
  • fall
  • ascend
  • go

Etymology

  • poursuite (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. pursuit

noun. ['pɝˈsuːt'] a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly).

Synonyms

  • hobby
  • spare-time activity
  • pastime
  • recreation
  • avocation
  • by-line
  • diversion
  • interest

Antonyms

  • motionlessness
  • nonmoving
  • descend
  • linger

Etymology

  • poursuite (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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