toil [toil] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||noun, verb|
amain, elaborate, energetic, epitonic, faffle, gymnastic, hard, hard at work, hardscrabble, industrious, insudate, laboriferous, laboring, laborious, laboristic, moliminous, on the stretch, operose, painstaking, palestric, panurgic, strained, strenuous, toilsome, troublesome, trusatile, uphill, wearisome, womanfully
|Category:||1. Simple voluntary action|
exertion, effort, strain, tug, pull, stress, throw, stretch, struggle, spell, spurt, spirt; stroke of work, stitch of work., "a strong pull a long pull and a pull all together"; dead lift; heft; gymnastics; exercise, exercitation; wear and tear; ado; toil and trouble; uphill work, hard work, warm work; harvest time., labor, work, toil, travail, manual labor, sweat of one's brow, swink, drudgery, slavery, fagging, hammering; limae labor; operoseness, operosity., trouble, pains, duty; resolution; energy (physical).
exert oneself; exert one's energies, tax one's energies; use exertion., labor, work, toil, moil, sweat, fag, drudge, slave, drag a lengthened chain, wade through, strive, stretch a long arm; pull, tug, ply; ply the oar, tug at the oar; do the work; take the laboring oar, bestir oneself (be active); take trouble, trouble oneself., work hard; rough it; put forth one's strength, put forth a strong arm; fall to work, bend the bow; buckle to, set one's shoulder to the wheel (resolution) [more]; work like a horse, work like a cart horse, work like a galley slave, work like a coal heaver; labor day and night, work day and night; redouble one's efforts; do double duty; work double hours, work double tides; sit up, burn the candle at both ends; stick to (persevere); work one's way, fight one's way; lay about one, hammer at., take pains; do one's best, do one's level best, do one's utmost; do the best one can, do all one can, do all in one's power, do as much as in one lies, do what lies in one's power; use one's best endeavor, use one's utmost endeavor; try one's best, try one's utmost; play one's best card; put one's best leg foremost, put one's right leg foremost; have one's whole soul in his work, put all one's strength into, strain every nerve; spare no efforts, spare no pains; go all lengths; go through fire and water (resolution); move heaven and earth, leave no stone unturned.
laboring; laborious, operose, elaborate; strained; toilsome, troublesome, wearisome; uphill; herculean, gymnastic, palestric., hardworking, painstaking; strenuous, energetic., hard at work, on the stretch.
laboriously; lustily; pugnis et calcibus; with might and main, with all one's might, with a strong hand, with a sledge hammer, with much ado; to the best of one's abilities, totis viribus, vi et armis, manibus pedibusque, tooth and nail, unguibus et rostro, hammer and tongs, heart and soul; through thick and thin (perseverance)., by the sweat of one's brow, suo Marte.
aide-toi le ciel t'aidera; "and still be doing, never done" [Butler]; buen principio la mitad es hecha; cosa ben fatta e' fatta due volie; "it is better to wear out than to rust out" [Bp. Horne]; labor omnia vincit [Vergil]; "labor, wide as the earth, has its summit in Heaven" [Carlyle]; le travail du corps delivre
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|Category:||1. Passive Affections|
mental suffering, pain, dolor; suffering, sufferance; ache, smart (physical pain); passion., displeasure, dissatisfaction, discomfort, discomposure, disquiet; malaise; inquietude, uneasiness, vexation of spirit; taking; discontent., dejection; weariness; anhedonia., annoyance, irritation, worry, infliction, visitation; plague, bore; bother, botheration; stew, vexation, mortification, chagrin, esclandre; mauvais quart d'heur., care, anxiety, solicitude, trouble, trial, ordeal, fiery ordeal, shock, blow, cark, dole, fret, burden, load., concern, grief, sorrow, distress, affliction, woe, bitterness, heartache; carking cares; heavy heart, aching heart, bleeding heart, broken heart; heavy affliction, gnawing grief., unhappiness, infelicity, misery, tribulation, wretchedness, desolation; despair; extremity, prostration, depth of misery., nightmare, ephialtes, incubus., pang, anguish, agony; torture, torment; purgatory (hell)., hell upon earth; iron age, reign of terror; slough of depond (adversity); peck of troubles; "ills that flesh is heir to" [Hamlet] (evil) [more]; miseries of human life; "unkindest cut of all" [Julius Caesar]., sufferer, victim, prey, martyr, object of compassion, wretch, shorn lamb.
feel pain, suffer pain, experience pain, unergo pain, bear pain, endure pain, smart, ache (physical pain) [more]; suffer, bleed, ail; be the victim of., labor under afflictions; bear the cross; quaff the bitter cup, have a bad time of it; fall on evil days (adversity); go hard with, come to grief, fall a sacrifice to, drain the cup of misery to the dregs, "sup full of horrors" [Macbeth]., sit on thorns, be on pins and needles, wince, fret, chafe, worry oneself, be in a taking, fret and fume; take on, take to heart; cark., grieve; mourn (lament); yearn, repine, pine, droop, languish, sink; give way; despair; break one's heart; weigh upon the heart (inflict pain).
in pain, in a state of pain, full of pain; suffering; pained, afflicted, worried, displeased; aching, griped, sore (physical pain) [more]; on the rack, in limbo; between hawk and buzzard., uncomfortable, uneasy; ill at ease; in a taking, in a way; disturbed; discontented; out of humor; weary., heavy laden, stricken, crushed, a prey to, victimized, ill-used.
"the iron entered into our soul"; haeret lateri lethalis arundo [Vergil]; one's heart bleeding; "down, thou climbing sorrow" [Lear]; "mirth cannot move a soul in agony" [Love's Labor's Lost]; nessun maggior dolere che ricordarsi del tempo felice nella miseria; "sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering
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