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Synonyms for strainstreɪn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. strain(noun)

    (physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of applied forces

    Synonyms:
    tune, melody, form, pains, straining, striving, melodic line, stress, breed, tenor, var., air, variant, line, stock, nisus, nervous strain, melodic phrase, mental strain, song

    Antonyms:
    unlax, relax, loosen up, make relaxed, unstrain, unwind

  2. stress, strain(noun)

    difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension

    Synonyms:
    tune, melody, focus, pains, straining, strain, melodic line, stress, tenseness, form, breed, tenor, tension, emphasis, var., air, variant, nisus, line, accent, stock, striving, nervous strain, melodic phrase, mental strain, song

    Antonyms:
    loosen up, unstrain, unlax, relax, unwind, make relaxed

  3. tune, melody, air, strain, melodic line, line, melodic phrase(noun)

    a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence

    Synonyms:
    aviation, personal credit line, cable, business, billet, stemma, tenor, stress, variant, ancestry, agate line, lineage, crinkle, stock, telephone circuit, pains, seam, breeze, bloodline, melodic phrase, air travel, demarcation, course, crease, melodic line, air, zephyr, short letter, nervous strain, line of products, job, assembly line, contrast, nisus, aura, product line, straining, line of work, blood, bank line, line of merchandise, rail line, personal line of credit, form, melody, song, mental strain, strain, dividing line, transmission line, breed, airwave, line of descent, argumentation, channel, logical argument, phone line, furrow, atmosphere, parentage, wrinkle, descent, blood line, gentle wind, tonal pattern, occupation, line of business, var., pedigree, pipeline, line of credit, line, business line, railway line, striving, subscriber line, origin, communication channel, telephone line, credit line, production line, line of reasoning, tune, note, argument

    Antonyms:
    unlax, unwind, make relaxed, unstrain, relax, loosen up

  4. strain, mental strain, nervous strain(noun)

    (psychology) nervousness resulting from mental stress

    Synonyms:
    tune, melody, form, pains, straining, striving, melodic line, stress, breed, tenor, var., air, variant, line, strain, stock, nisus, nervous strain, melodic phrase, mental strain, song

    Antonyms:
    make relaxed, unstrain, unlax, unwind, relax, loosen up

  5. breed, strain, stock(noun)

    a special variety of domesticated animals within a species

    Synonyms:
    neckcloth, parentage, pedigree, gillyflower, striving, breed, melodic line, caudex, straining, fund, inventory, melodic phrase, mental strain, tenor, form, descent, stemma, nervous strain, pains, stock certificate, stock, melody, variant, lineage, livestock, broth, origin, tune, line, line of descent, store, song, gunstock, air, bloodline, strain, stress, ancestry, var., nisus, farm animal, blood, blood line

    Antonyms:
    make relaxed, loosen up, relax, unlax, unstrain, unwind

  6. form, variant, strain, var.(noun)

    (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups

    Synonyms:
    course, air, figure, flesh, breed, song, frame, shape, kind, conformation, striving, sort, chassis, physical body, straining, chance variable, soma, variation, discrepancy, human body, melodic phrase, mental strain, tenor, contour, grade, cast, form, mannikin, mannequin, physique, phase, melodic line, variance, word form, version, stochastic variable, stock, configuration, class, nervous strain, variant, variate, tune, pattern, bod, signifier, melody, edition, pains, descriptor, line, manikin, variety, strain, stress, anatomy, var., random variable, nisus, material body, manakin, build

    Antonyms:
    loosen up, unwind, unstrain, make relaxed, unlax, relax

  7. strain(noun)

    injury to a muscle (often caused by overuse); results in swelling and pain

    Synonyms:
    tune, melody, form, pains, straining, striving, melodic line, stress, breed, tenor, var., air, variant, line, stock, nisus, nervous strain, melodic phrase, mental strain, song

    Antonyms:
    unstrain, loosen up, make relaxed, unlax, relax, unwind

  8. tenor, strain(noun)

    the general meaning or substance of an utterance

    Synonyms:
    tune, melody, form, pains, straining, strain, melodic line, stress, breed, tenor, var., air, variant, nisus, line, tenor voice, stock, striving, nervous strain, melodic phrase, mental strain, song

    Antonyms:
    unwind, unlax, unstrain, loosen up, make relaxed, relax

  9. striving, nisus, pains, strain(noun)

    an effortful attempt to attain a goal

    Synonyms:
    tune, pains, melody, form, breed, straining, striving, melodic line, stress, nisus, strain, tenor, var., air, variant, line, stock, nervous strain, melodic phrase, mental strain, song

    Antonyms:
    make relaxed, unlax, unwind, relax, loosen up, unstrain

  10. strain, straining(noun)

    an intense or violent exertion

    Synonyms:
    tune, melody, form, pains, straining, striving, melodic line, stress, breed, tenor, twisting, torture, var., air, variant, distortion, overrefinement, line, strain, stock, nisus, nervous strain, melodic phrase, mental strain, song

    Antonyms:
    relax, loosen up, unstrain, unwind, unlax, make relaxed

  11. song, strain(verb)

    the act of singing

    Synonyms:
    tune, vocal, form, pains, straining, strain, melody, stress, breed, tenor, var., air, variant, melodic phrase, line, call, nisus, melodic line, birdcall, stock, striving, nervous strain, birdsong, mental strain, song

    Antonyms:
    unlax, relax, loosen up, unwind, make relaxed, unstrain

  12. strive, reach, strain(verb)

    to exert much effort or energy

    Synonyms:
    touch, strive, progress to, strain, try, hit, arrive at, pass on, attain, filter out, sift, reach, sieve, puree, get hold of, make, extend, get to, gain, give, distort, filter, separate out, achieve, endeavour, pass, deform, reach out, tense up, turn over, accomplish, contact, endeavor, tense, filtrate, stress, extend to, get through, hand

    Antonyms:
    unlax, unstrain, unwind, make relaxed, relax, loosen up

  13. try, strain, stress(verb)

    test the limits of

    Synonyms:
    punctuate, strive, tense up, deform, try, sample, essay, filter out, test, try out, sift, reach, sieve, puree, examine, extend, seek, try on, filter, accentuate, separate out, strain, adjudicate, render, prove, emphasise, distort, judge, taste, filtrate, attempt, accent, tense, stress, hear, assay, emphasize

    Antonyms:
    relax, unwind, unstrain, loosen up, make relaxed, unlax

  14. strain, extend(verb)

    use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity

    Synonyms:
    strive, deform, try, widen, run, filter out, lead, continue, sift, reach, sieve, poke out, extend, protract, stretch out, draw out, offer, put out, carry, go, separate out, strain, stretch, stretch forth, pass, filter, reach out, distort, unfold, exsert, filtrate, gallop, expand, cover, prolong, tense, stress, tense up, hold out, broaden, puree

    Antonyms:
    make relaxed, unstrain, loosen up, unlax, relax, unwind

  15. sift, sieve, strain(verb)

    separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements

    Synonyms:
    screen, separate out, reach, strain, filter out, tense up, stress, puree, tense, screen out, try, sift, filter, extend, strive, sieve, filtrate, sort, distort, deform

    Antonyms:
    loosen up, unstrain, relax, make relaxed, unwind, unlax

  16. tense, strain, tense up(verb)

    cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious

    Synonyms:
    sieve, separate out, reach, strain, filter out, tense up, stress, puree, tense, try, sift, filter, extend, distort, strive, filtrate, deform

    Antonyms:
    make relaxed, unwind, loosen up, relax, unstrain, unlax

  17. strain, tense(verb)

    become stretched or tense or taut

    Synonyms:
    sieve, separate out, strain, filter out, tense up, reach, puree, tense, try, sift, filter, extend, distort, strive, filtrate, deform, stress

    Antonyms:
    unlax, unstrain, make relaxed, relax, loosen up, unwind

  18. filter, filtrate, strain, separate out, filter out(verb)

    remove by passing through a filter

    Synonyms:
    sift, separate out, reach, strain, filter out, tense up, dribble, permeate, sink in, tense, try, filter, extend, puree, distort, strive, percolate, filtrate, trickle, sieve, deform, stress

    Antonyms:
    unstrain, make relaxed, unwind, relax, unlax, loosen up

  19. puree, strain(verb)

    rub through a strainer or process in an electric blender

    Synonyms:
    sieve, separate out, reach, strain, filter out, tense up, stress, puree, tense, try, sift, filter, extend, distort, strive, filtrate, deform

    Antonyms:
    unwind, loosen up, relax, unlax, unstrain, make relaxed

  20. deform, distort, strain(verb)

    alter the shape of (something) by stress

    Synonyms:
    turn, warp, try, stress, strain, filter out, tense up, reach, wring, bend, tense, extend, color, twist, sift, separate out, filter, colour, falsify, puree, garble, strive, filtrate, deform, twine, tinge, contort, flex, sieve, change shape, change form, distort

    Antonyms:
    relax, unwind, unlax, unstrain, make relaxed, loosen up

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. strain(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    stretch, draw tightly

  2. strain(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    wrench, sprain

  3. strain(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    exert (to the utmost), put to the utmost strength

  4. strain(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    pervert (from the true intent), push too far

  5. strain(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    force, constrain, compel

  6. strain(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    filter, purify (by filtration)

  7. strain(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    try hard, make great efforts

  8. strain(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    percolate, filter, be filtered, be strained

  9. strain(n.)

    Synonyms:
    extreme tension

  10. strain(n.)

    Synonyms:
    over-exertion, violent effort, great exertion

  11. strain(n.)

    Synonyms:
    sprain, wrench

  12. strain(n.)

    Synonyms:
    tune, melody, movement

  13. strain(n.)

    Synonyms:
    poem, lay, song, sonnet

  14. strain(n.)

    Synonyms:
    style, manner


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