Synonyms of struggling


1. fight, struggle, try, seek, attempt, essay, assay

usage: make a strenuous or labored effort; "She struggled for years to survive without welfare"; "He fought for breath"

2. struggle, endeavor, endeavour, strive

usage: to exert strenuous effort against opposition; "he struggled to get free from the rope"

3. clamber, scramble, shin, shinny, skin, struggle, sputter, climb

usage: climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling

4. contend, fight, struggle

usage: be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"; "Militant groups are contending for control of the country"


1. struggling, troubled (vs. untroubled)

usage: engaged in a struggle to overcome especially poverty or obscurity; "a financially struggling theater"; "struggling artists"

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