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

3 senses of struggle

Sense 1
struggle, battle -- (an energetic attempt to achieve something; "getting through the crowd was a real struggle"; "he fought a battle for recognition")
       => 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")

Sense 2
conflict, struggle, battle -- (an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals); "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine; "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs")
       => group action -- (action taken by a group of people)

Sense 3
struggle -- (strenuous effort; "the struggle to get through the crowd exhausted her")
       => effort, elbow grease, exertion, travail, sweat -- (use of physical or mental energy; hard work; "he got an A for effort"; "they managed only with great exertion")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb struggle

4 senses of struggle

Sense 1
fight, struggle -- (make a strenuous or labored effort; "She struggled for years to survive without welfare"; "He fought for breath")
       => try, seek, attempt, essay, assay -- (make an effort or attempt; "He tried to shake off his fears"; "The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps"; "The police attempted to stop the thief"; "He sought to improve himself"; "She always seeks to do good in the world")

Sense 2
struggle -- (to exert strenuous effort against opposition; "he struggled to get free from the rope")
       => endeavor, endeavour, strive -- (attempt by employing effort; "we endeavor to make our customers happy")

Sense 3
clamber, scramble, shin, shinny, skin, struggle, sputter -- (climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling)
       => climb -- (move with difficulty, by grasping)

Sense 4
contend, fight, struggle -- (be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"; "Militant groups are contending for control of the country")

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