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Wordnet 3.0


1. engaged in a struggle to overcome especially poverty or obscurity;
- Example: "a financially struggling theater"
- Example: "struggling artists"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Struggle \Strug"gle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Struggled; p. pr. & vb. n. Struggling.] [OE. strogelen; cf. Icel. strj?ka to stroke, to beat, to flog, Sw. stryka to stroke, to strike, Dan. stryge, G. straucheln to stumble. Cf. Stroll.] 1. To strive, or to make efforts, with a twisting, or with contortions of the body. [1913 Webster] 2. To use great efforts; to labor hard; to strive; to contend forcibly; as, to struggle to save one's life; to struggle with the waves; to struggle with adversity. [1913 Webster] The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it [Gettysburg] far above our power to add or detract. --Lincoln. [1913 Webster] 3. To labor in pain or anguish; to be in agony; to labor in any kind of difficulty or distress. [1913 Webster] 'T is wisdom to beware, And better shun the bait than struggle in the snare. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Syn: To strive; contend; labor; endeavor. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

struggling adj 1: engaged in a struggle to overcome especially poverty or obscurity; "a financially struggling theater"; "struggling artists"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

24 Moby Thesaurus words for "struggling": battling, contending, contestant, contesting, disputant, drudging, fighting, grinding, grubbing, hardworking, laboring, pegging, plodding, plugging, quarrelsome, slaving, slogging, straining, striving, sweating, toiling, warlike, warring, working