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Another word for striving

  1. The use of energy to do something

      1. Vigorous physical effort, as that used in scrubbing or polishing something
      2. Strenuous physical labor and effort.
      3. (Idiomatic) Effort or hard work, especially physical work involving repeated motion of the forearm, such as scrubbing.
      1. The time, effort, or trouble taken in doing something:
      1. A person, circumstance, or event that causes annoyance, distress, difficulty, etc.
      2. A state of distress, affliction, difficulty, or need:
      3. A condition of pain, disease, or malfunction:
      1. Strife, contention, or combat:
      2. The act of struggling:
      3. Something that is difficult to do or achieve:
      1. The tone, tenor, or substance of a verbal utterance or of a particular action or behavior:
      2. A wrench, twist, or other physical injury resulting from excessive tension, effort, or use.
      3. Extreme or laborious effort, exertion, or work.
      1. An unpleasant feeling occurring as a result of injury or disease, usually localized in some part of the body:
      2. Bodily suffering characterized by such feelings:
      3. Great care or effort:
      1. The act or an instance of exerting, especially a strenuous effort.
      2. The act, fact, or process of exerting; active use of strength, power, etc.; exercise
      3. Energetic activity; effort
      1. A conscientious or concerted effort toward an end; an earnest attempt.
      2. An earnest attempt or effort
      3. A sincere attempt; a determined or assiduous effort towards a specific goal.
      1. A product or result of working or trying; achievement
      2. The using of energy to get something done; exertion of strength or mental power
      3. The force needed by a machine to accomplish work on a load.
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  2. A vying with others for victory or supremacy

      1. Military operations marked by a specific characteristic:
      2. Conflict or struggle of any kind
      3. The waging of war against an enemy; armed conflict.
      1. The period of such conflict.
      2. (Obs.) A battle
      3. A condition of active antagonism or contention:
      1. Any power struggle between two parties
      2. Alternative spelling of tug of war.
      1. The act of struggling:
      2. Strife, contention, or combat:
      3. Conflict; strife; contention
      1. Contention or competition between rivals.
      2. The act or state of fighting or quarreling, esp. bitterly; struggle; conflict
      3. A conflict or quarrel:
      1. The act of rivaling or the fact or condition of being a rival or rivals; competition
      2. In economics, rivalry is a characteristic of a good. Rivalrous goods are those which can be consumed by only one person at the same time -- for example, a candy bar or a suit; a non-rivalrous good may be provided to more consumers at a very low marginal cost for each additional consumer.
      3. The relationship between two or more rivals who regularly compete with each other. The term usually applies to two rivals.
      1. A series of such competitions for horses, cars, etc. on a regular course
      2. Any contest or competition likened to a race
      3. A series of such competitions held at a specified time on a regular course:
      1. A competition, especially one in which entrants perform separately and are rated by judges:
      2. A struggle for superiority or victory between rivals:
      3. A fight, struggle, conflict, or controversy
      1. The person or persons against whom one competes
      2. A test of skill or ability; a contest:
      3. (Ecology) The simultaneous demand by two or more organisms for limited environmental resources, such as nutrients, living space, or light.
      1. A protracted controversy or struggle:
      2. Any fight or struggle; conflict
      3. Armed fighting; combat or war
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