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1. survival

noun. ['sɝˈvaɪvəl'] a state of surviving; remaining alive.

Synonyms

  • animation
  • life
  • subsistence
  • aliveness
  • living

Antonyms

  • dormant
  • inactiveness
  • inaction
  • defense

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • survive (English)
  • survivre (Anglo-Norman)

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Rhymes with Survival

  • revival
  • archival
  • rival
  • arrival

Sentences with survival


1. Noun, singular or mass
The king in medieval England had many responsibilities to ensure the survival of his people and his lands.

2. Verb, base form
Only a few species are adapted to survival in a human host.

3. Adjective
Serenity Cove also provides seminars to promote healthier living and survival skills.

Quotes about survival


1. There's a misconception that survival of the fittest means survival of the most aggressive. The adjective 'Darwinian' used to refer to ruthless competition; you used to read that in business journals. But that's not what Darwinian means to a biologist; it's whatever leads to reproductive success.
- Steven Pinker

2. Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art.... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.
- C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

3. Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
- C. S. Lewis

2. survival

noun. ['sɝˈvaɪvəl'] something that survives.

Synonyms

  • continuation
  • usage
  • usance
  • hangover
  • custom
  • continuance

Antonyms

  • discontinuation
  • inactivity
  • supply
  • comfort

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • survive (English)
  • survivre (Anglo-Norman)

3. survival

noun. ['sɝˈvaɪvəl'] a natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment.

Synonyms

  • natural process
  • selection
  • action
  • activity
  • natural selection
  • survival of the fittest

Antonyms

  • activation
  • sink
  • source
  • stabilisation

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • survive (English)
  • survivre (Anglo-Norman)
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