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Synonyms of sweat in English:


  • 1 he was drenched with sweat
    perspiration, moisture, dampness, wetness, lather;
    informalmuck sweat
    technicalsudor, 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
    informalstate, flap, tizzy, tiz-woz, dither, stew, lather, twitter
    North American informaltwit
  • 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
    informalgraft, grind, elbow grease
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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
    informalbe in a muck sweat, sweat buckets, sweat like a pig
  • 2 I've sweated over this for the last six months, and I'm not going to see that work wasted
    informalgrind, graft, plug away, put one's back into something
  • 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
    informalbe 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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