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Hard work and effort - thesaurus

Synonyms

heavy lifting

noun

informal difficult work that needs a lot of effort

ask

noun

something you think is going to be very difficult to achieve or succeed in

work

noun

activity that involves physical or mental effort

care

noun

effort and attention

challenge

noun

something that needs a lot of skill, energy, and determination to deal with or achieve, especially something you have never done before and will enjoy doing

war

noun

a determined and organized effort to control or stop something, for example a disease or crime

effort

noun

physical or mental energy needed to do something

labour

noun

work, especially hard physical work

undertaking

noun

something difficult or complicated that you do

pursuit

noun

the process of trying to achieve something

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a long pull

a lot of effort to achieve something over a long period of time

application

noun

formal hard work and determination that you put into something for a long period

blitz

noun

a special effort to finish a job or to deal with a problem quickly and thoroughly

blood, sweat, and tears

a lot of effort and hard work

crusade

noun

an effort over a long time to achieve something that you strongly believe is morally right

dedication

noun

the large amount of time and effort that someone spends on something

devotion

noun

the process of spending a lot of time or energy on an activity

diligence

noun

formal the attitude or behaviour of someone who works very hard and very carefully

drive

noun

a big effort to achieve something, especially by a company or government

effort

noun

the activities of people who are working together to achieve a particular aim

exertion

noun

great physical or mental effort

forced labour

noun

hard physical work that someone is forced to do

graft

noun

Britishinformal effort needed for doing hard work

grind

noun

informal something that is hard work, boring, and tiring because it takes a lot of your time and energy

industry

noun

formal hard work and effort

labor

the American spelling of labour

long haul

noun

a long period of hard work

marathon

noun

an activity that takes a long time to complete and needs a lot of energy and determination

overwork

noun

more work than is good for someone

paper chase

noun

informal an attempt to do something that involves reading and writing a lot of documents, and that takes a long time

slave labour

noun

hard work that is done by people who are forced to work for no money or for very little money

slog

noun

informal something that is difficult or boring and seems to take a long time

spadework

noun

British preparation and hard work that has to be done at the beginning of a project

strain

noun

physical effort or pressure

sweat

noun

informal hard work

sweated labour

noun

hard work that people are paid very little for, or the people who do this type of work

toil

noun

literary difficult and tiring work, especially physical work

yakka

noun

Australianinformal work

your level best

if you do your level best, you try to do something as well as you can

zeal

noun

great energy, effort, and enthusiasm

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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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