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Synonyms for sweat



  • perspire
  • swelter
  • sweat like a pig
  • sweat buckets
  • break out in a sweat
  • exude moisture
  • be pouring with sweat
  • glow



  • worry
  • fret
  • agonize
  • lose sleep over
  • be on tenterhooks
  • torture yourself
  • be on pins and needles

no sweat


  • no problem
  • it's nothing
  • you're welcome
  • it's a pleasure

sweat something out


Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

Synonyms for sweat

to excrete moisture through the pores of the skin

to exert one's mental or physical powers, usually under difficulty and to the point of exhaustion

sweat out: to carry on through despite hardships


moisture excreted through the pores of the skin

physical exertion that is usually difficult and exhausting

a condition of excited distress

The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Synonyms for sweat

salty fluid secreted by sweat glands

agitation resulting from active worry

Related Words

condensation of moisture on a cold surface

excrete perspiration through the pores in the skin

Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
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