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1. toil

verb. ['ˈtɔɪl'] work hard.

Synonyms

  • dig
  • labour
  • do work
  • fag
  • moil
  • work
  • grind
  • travail
  • drudge

Antonyms

  • malfunction
  • effortless
  • refresh
  • stand still

Etymology

  • toilen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Toil

  • guilfoil
  • embroil
  • uncoil
  • recoil
  • oleoyl
  • lukoil
  • spoil
  • oboyle
  • o'boyle
  • croyle
  • broil
  • soil
  • royle
  • roil
  • moyle
  • moyl
  • hoyle
  • foyle
  • foil
  • doyle
  • coyle
  • coile
  • coil
  • boyle
  • boil

Example sentences of the word toil


1. Noun, singular or mass
This powerful tool embeds nails almost effortlessly and can save you time and toil.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
You could pick up these eggs as you toil in your garden or clean the litter boxes.

3. Verb, base form
Even then, you could toil for years in anonymity waiting to get a stroke of luck.

Quotes containing the word toil


1. A man must be prepared not only to be a martyr, but to be a fool. It is absurd to say that a man is ready to toil and die for his convictions if he is not even ready to wear a wreathe around his head for them.
- G.K. Chesterton

2. Philosophy is the toil which can never tire persons engaged in it. All ways are strewn with roses, and the farther you go, the more enchanting objects appear before you and invite you on.
- Mary Wortley Montagu

3. Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore,So do our minutes hasten to their end;Each changing place with that which goes before,In sequent toil all forwards do contend.
- William Shakespeare, The Sonnets and Narrative Poems

2. toil

noun. ['ˈtɔɪl'] productive work (especially physical work done for wages).

Synonyms

  • labour
  • donkeywork
  • elbow grease
  • overwork
  • slavery
  • effort
  • work
  • hunting
  • plodding
  • manual labour
  • drudgery
  • exertion
  • manual labor
  • grind
  • travail
  • hackwork
  • overworking
  • corvee
  • sweat
  • haymaking
  • hunt
  • roping

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • best
  • studio
  • idle

Etymology

  • toilen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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