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Synonyms for laborˈleɪ bər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. labor, labour, working class, proletariat(noun)

    a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages

    Synonyms:
    labour, labor movement, confinement, parturiency, working class, undertaking, labor, trade union movement, childbed, task, toil, proletariat, travail, lying-in, project

  2. labor, labour, toil(noun)

    productive work (especially physical work done for wages)

    Synonyms:
    labour, labor movement, confinement, parturiency, working class, undertaking, labor, trade union movement, childbed, task, toil, proletariat, travail, lying-in, project

  3. parturiency, labor, labour, confinement, lying-in, travail, childbed(noun)

    concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child

    Synonyms:
    trade union movement, elbow grease, task, proletariat, travail, childbed, labour, effort, project, labor movement, sweat, working class, toil, parturiency, labor, restriction, lying-in, confinement, exertion, undertaking

  4. labor movement, trade union movement, labor(noun)

    an organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action (particularly via labor unions) or the leaders of this movement

    Synonyms:
    labour, labor movement, confinement, labor, working class, undertaking, parturiency, trade union movement, childbed, task, toil, proletariat, travail, lying-in, project

  5. British Labour Party, Labour Party, Labour, Labor(noun)

    a political party formed in Great Britain in 1900; characterized by the promotion of labor's interests and formerly the socialization of key industries

    Synonyms:
    trade union movement, task, proletariat, travail, childbed, labour, project, labor movement, labour party, working class, toil, parturiency, labor, lying-in, confinement, labor party, undertaking

  6. Department of Labor, Labor Department, Labor, DoL(noun)

    the federal department responsible for promoting the working conditions of wage earners in the United States; created in 1913

    Synonyms:
    labour, labor movement, confinement, parturiency, working class, undertaking, trade union movement, childbed, task, toil, proletariat, travail, lying-in, project

  7. undertaking, project, task, labor(verb)

    any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted

    Synonyms:
    trade union movement, task, proletariat, travail, projection, childbed, labour, project, labor movement, working class, toil, parturiency, labor, lying-in, chore, confinement, job, undertaking

  8. tug, labor, labour, push, drive(verb)

    strive and make an effort to reach a goal

    Synonyms:
    fight, force back, crowd, lug, get, dig, ram, drudge, moil, press, tug, agitate, advertize, take, repel, aim, drive, promote, travail, crusade, labour, motor, advertise, grind, bear on, repulse, labor, force, ride, push, campaign, tote, push back, toil, beat back

  9. labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil(verb)

    work hard

    Synonyms:
    compass, comminute, tug, boil, roil, toil, grind, dig, craunch, drudge, moil, dig up, tire, wear out, poke, cut into, crunch, churn, cranch, jab, grasp, weary, prod, jade, tire out, wear upon, fatigue, travail, delve, get the picture, drive, hollow, stab, apprehend, outwear, comprehend, turn over, excavate, labor, mash, wear down, savvy, push, grok, wear, bray, dig out, grate, fag out, labour

  10. labor, labour(verb)

    undergo the efforts of childbirth

    Synonyms:
    labour, dig, travail, drudge, push, grind, drive, toil, tug, moil, labor

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. labor

    Industry is the quality, action, or habit of earnest, steady, and continued attention or devotion to any useful or productive work or task, manual or mental. Assiduity (Latin ad, to, and sedeo, sit), as the etymology suggests, sits down to a task until it is done. Diligence (Latin diligo, love, choose) invests more effort and exertion, with love of the work or deep interest in its accomplishment; application (Latin ad, to, and plico, fold) bends to its work and concentrates all one's powers upon it with utmost intensity; hence, application can hardly be as unremitting as assiduity. Constancy is a steady devotion of heart and principle. Patience works on in spite of annoyances; perseverance overcomes hindrances and difficulties; persistence strives relentlessly against opposition; persistence has very frequently an unfavorable meaning, implying that one persists in spite of considerations that should induce him to desist. Industry is diligence applied to some avocation, business, or profession. Labor and pains refer to the exertions of the worker and the tax upon him, while assiduity, perseverance, etc., refer to his continuance in the work.

    Synonyms:
    application, assiduity, attention, constancy, diligence, effort, exertion, industry, intentness, pains, patience, perseverance, persistence, sedulousness

    Antonyms:
    changeableness, fickleness, idleness, inattention, inconstancy, indolence, neglect, negligence, remissness, sloth

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. labor(n.)

    Synonyms:
    toil, work, exertion, effort, pains, drudgery

  2. labor(n.)

    Synonyms:
    travail, parturition, childbirth, delivery

  3. labor(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    toll, strive, drudge, work, exert one's self, take pains

  4. labor(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    suffer, be afflicted, be distressed

  5. labor(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    travail, be in travail, be in labor

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List of paraphrases:

labour, work, working, workers, workforce, action, employment, manpower, job


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