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Synonyms of sweat in English:


  • 1 he was drenched with sweat
    perspiration, moisture, dampness, wetness, lather;
    informal muck sweat
    technical sudor, diaphoresis, hidrosis
  • 2 informal I was in a sweat to get away
    fluster, flutter, fret, fuss, panic, frenzy, fever, pother, state of anxiety, state of agitation, state of nervousness, nervous state, state of worry
    informal state, flap, tizzy, tiz-woz, dither, stew, lather, twitter
    North American informal twit
  • 3 informal they made their money from the sweat of the working classes
    labour, hard work, toil(s), effort(s), exertion(s), industry, industriousness, drudgery, slog, the sweat of one's brow;
    back-breaking task, labour of Hercules
    informal graft, grind, elbow grease
  • verb

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  • 1 the coat had made her so hot that she was sweating heavily
    perspire, swelter, exude perspiration, drip with perspiration/sweat, be pouring with sweat, break out in a sweat, glow, be damp, be wet, secrete
    informal be in a muck sweat, sweat buckets, sweat like a pig
    rare sudate
  • 2 I've sweated over this for the last six months, and I'm not going to see that work wasted
    informal grind, graft, plug away, put one's back into something
    archaic drudge
  • 3 I sweated over my mistakes
    worry, agonize, fuss, panic, fret, dither, lose sleep, be on tenterhooks, be in a state of anxiety, be in a state of agitation, be in a state of nervousness
    informal be on pins and needles, be in a state, be in a flap, be in a tiz-woz, be in a stew, be in a lather, bite one's nails, torture oneself, torment oneself
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    sudatory, sudorific relating to sweat
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