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1. struggle

noun. ['ˈstrʌgəl'] an energetic attempt to achieve something.

Synonyms

  • fight
  • grapple
  • wrestle
  • scuffle
  • brawl
  • spar
  • come to blows
  • scrap
  • joust
  • battle
  • effort
  • duel
  • tilt
  • scramble
  • attempt
  • endeavour
  • endeavor

Antonyms

  • end
  • finish
  • evolution
  • ride

Etymology

  • struglen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Struggle

  • snuggle
  • smuggle
  • tuggle
  • juggle

How do you pronounce struggle?

Pronounce struggle as ˈstrəgəl.

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Example sentences of the word struggle


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
I have a hard time meeting my caloric needs most of the time and I still struggle with sweets.

2. Verb, base form
Students can commonly struggle to select topics that are interesting enough to argue.

Quotes containing the word struggle


1. All art is a struggle to be, in a particular sort of way, virtuous.
- Iris Murdoch

2. Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.
- Orison Swett Marden

3. Always remember that striving and struggle precede success, even in the dictionary.
- Sarah Ban Breathnach

2. struggle

noun. ['ˈstrʌgəl'] an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals).

Synonyms

  • fight
  • scuffle
  • brawl
  • tussle
  • bout
  • skirmish
  • fracas
  • melee
  • affray
  • scrap
  • fighting
  • war
  • battle
  • turf war
  • class struggle
  • rising
  • uprising
  • insurrection
  • warfare
  • combat
  • group action
  • rebellion
  • pacification
  • counterinsurgency
  • conflict
  • revolt
  • strife
  • class war
  • tug-of-war
  • feud

Antonyms

  • attack
  • let
  • prosecute
  • stand still

Etymology

  • struglen (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. struggle

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

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

  • disarrange
  • start
  • fire
  • disengage

Etymology

  • struglen (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. struggle

verb. ['ˈstrʌgəl'] to exert strenuous effort against opposition.

Synonyms

  • endeavor
  • strive

Antonyms

  • disagree
  • ascend
  • float

Etymology

  • struglen (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. struggle

verb. ['ˈstrʌgəl'] climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling.

Synonyms

  • scramble
  • climb
  • skin
  • shinny
  • shin
  • clamber

Antonyms

  • begin
  • destabilize
  • destabilise
  • stay

Etymology

  • struglen (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. struggle

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

Synonyms

  • 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
  • fight
  • feud

Antonyms

  • defend
  • agree
  • repel
  • push

Etymology

  • struglen (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. struggle

noun. ['ˈstrʌgəl'] strenuous effort.

Synonyms

  • grappling
  • wrestle
  • exertion
  • sweat
  • effort
  • travail
  • elbow grease
  • hand-to-hand struggle
  • wrestling

Antonyms

  • unbox
  • cold war
  • peace
  • praise

Etymology

  • struglen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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