Definition of Struggle

1. Noun. An energetic attempt to achieve something. "He fought a battle for recognition"

Exact synonyms: Battle
Generic synonyms: Attempt, Effort, Endeavor, Endeavour, Try
Specialized synonyms: Duel, Scramble, Scuffle, Joust, Tilt



2. Verb. Make a strenuous or labored effort. "He fought for breath"
Exact synonyms: Fight
Specialized synonyms: Drive, Labor, Labour, Push, Tug, Flounder
Generic synonyms: Assay, Attempt, Essay, Seek, Try
Derivative terms: Fight, Struggler

3. Noun. An open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals). "Police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"

4. Verb. To exert strenuous effort against opposition. "He struggled to get free from the rope"
Generic synonyms: Endeavor, Endeavour, Strive
Derivative terms: Struggler

5. Noun. Strenuous effort. "The struggle to get through the crowd exhausted her"

6. Verb. Climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling.
Exact synonyms: Clamber, Scramble, Shin, Shinny, Skin, Sputter
Generic synonyms: Climb
Derivative terms: Clamber

7. Verb. Be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight. "Sam cannot struggle Sue "; "Militant groups are contending for control of the country"

Definition of Struggle

1. v. i. To strive, or to make efforts, with a twisting, or with contortions of the body.

2. n. A violent effort or efforts with contortions of the body; agony; distress.

Definition of Struggle

1. Noun. strife, contention, great effort ¹

2. Verb. to strive, to labour in difficulty, to fight (''for'' or ''against''), to contend. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Struggle

1. to make strenuous efforts against opposition [v -GLED, -GLING, -GLES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Struggle

structuredness
structureless
structurelessly
structurelessness
structurer
structures
structuring
structurist
structurists
structurization
structurize
strude
strudel
strudels
strudes
struggle (current term)
struggle-buggy
struggled
struggler
strugglers
struggles
struggling
strugglingly
strull
strulls
strum
struma
strumae
strumas
strumatic

Literary usage of Struggle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin (1909)
"CHAPTER III struggle FOR EXISTENCE 2(9 bearing on natural selection—The term used in a wide sense- Geometrical ratio of increase—Rapid increase of ..."

2. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin (1909)
"CHAPTER III struggle FOR EXISTENCE Its bearing on natural selection—The term used in a wide sense—• Geometrical ratio of increase—Rapid increase of ..."

3. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection by Charles Darwin (1878)
"struggle FOR EXISTENCE. Its bearing on natural selection—The term used in a wide sense—Geometrical ratio of increase — Rapid increase of naturalised animals ..."

4. Origin of Species by Charles Darwin (1902)
"CHAPTER III struggle FOB ... animals and plants throughout nature—struggle for life most severe between individuals and varieties of the same species: often ..."

5. The Constitutional History of England in Its Origin and Development by William Stubbs (1880)
"Beginning of the Constitutional struggle. —. The Provisions of Oxford, and government ... The struggle is continuous ; the fortunes of parties alternate ..."

6. The Constitutional History of England in Its Origin and Development by William Stubbs (1877)
"Constitutional struggle.—. Close of the reign.—. Summary.. THE Great Charter closes one epoch aad begins another, On the one hand it is the united act of a ..."

7. The Constitutional History of England in Its Origin and Development by William Stubbs (1875)
"THE struggle FOB THE CHARTERS.. Outline of the Period.—. ... The struggle is continuous; the fortunes of parties alternate ; the immediate object of ..."

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