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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

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Rafael Nadal barely broke sweat to reach the French Open semi-finals as fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta quit with an injury less than an hour into their quarter-final on Wednesday.
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T.R., Lanarkshire I WAS irate listening to Chancellor George Osborne, who only ever broke sweat stacking towels in Selfridges, talk about hard-working families while implying that disabled people are scroungers.
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Benozzo Gozzoli barely broke sweat when scoring at Nottingham last week and a 6lb penalty is unlikely to stop him going in again in the Vines BMW Handicap.
But it would hardly have needed washing on Sunday, as Hughes barely broke sweat holding up United's rather tame efforts.
Gavin Dodd opened the scoring after just five minutes and the Vikings barely broke sweat as they crushed the Hornets for the second time in five weeks.
Gayle hardly broke sweat in hitting 104 not out off 118 balls for his 13th one-day international century, helping the Windies past Bangladesh's tally of 161 without losing a wicket.
Second-placed Sale barely broke sweat as they scored five tries with ease.