Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun nisus

1 sense of nisus

Sense 1
striving, nisus, pains, strain -- (an effortful attempt to attain a goal)
       => attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try -- (earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try")

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