-n. 3. labor, work, toil, travail, sweat of one's brow, moil, drudgery; exertion, effort, strain, laboriousness, plodding, Inf. plugging, pegging; industry, industriousness, operoseness, diligence; endeavor, striving, try, attempt, essay, effort, nisus, conatus.
4. contention, conflict, strife, hostilities, combat, war; fight, clash, skirmish, battle; fray, affray, fracas, melee, brawl, scuffle, tussle, tug of war; set-to, scrap, fisticuffs, slugfest; rivalry, competition; wrangle, broil, quarrel, feud.
5. task, chore, Inf. hassle, SI. drag; grind, Inf. rat race; bother, worry, trouble, trial. strumpet, n. 1. harlot, whore, prostitute; hussy, slut, slattern, demirep, cocotte, demimondaine, loose woman, wanton, fallen woman, tramp, vamp, white slave; lady of the evening, woman of the profession, Mrs. Warren, Fr. fille de joie; trollop, Archaic, wench, trull, drab, quean, painted woman, woman of the streets, streetwalker, bar girl, Inf. pick-up, call girl, Cyprian, All SI. cat, tart, hustler, bim, moll, hooker, floozie, working girl, Brit. SI. bird, Mexican SI. caliente.
2. madam, bawd, procuress, pander.
3. paramour, courtesan, mistress, concubine, kept woman, SI. doxy.
4. temptress, siren, seductress, Fr. femme fatale, Jezebel, Delilah; flirt, coquette, minx; adventuress, hetaera. strut, v. swagger, peacock, prance, parade, promenade; flourish, flaunt, show off, throw out one's chest, put on airs; flounce, U.S. Inf. sashay, mince, stub, n. 1. end, butt, tail, tail end, remains; dock, stump.
2. ticket, receipt, Chiefly Brit, counterfoil, stubbed, adj. 1. stumpy, snubby, dumpy, squabby, short, squat, squatty, stubby; chunky, thick, thickset, broad, stocky, stout, stodgy; plump, chubby, tubby, pudgy, fleshy.
2. blunt, dull, worn down, stubborn, adj. 1. obstinate, mulish, muleheaded, stubborn as a mule, pigheaded, bullheaded, bullish, headstrong; willful, self-willed, strong-willed, contrary, perverse, wrongheaded, cross-grained; balky, uncooperative, froward, refractory, rusty, recalcitrant, contumacious, U.S. Inf. notionate, Inf. cussed, Archaic, untoward; ungovernable, unmanageable, uncontrollable, difficult, restive, unruly, wayward, fractious, incorrigible.
2. inflexible, immovable, adamant, adamantine, diehard, stiff-necked, set, set in one's ways, Inf. hard-core, Inf. hard-shell, hard-nosed; inexorable, implacable, intransigent, intractable, uncompromising, unbending, unwavering, unyielding; unmalleable, unpersuadable, uninfluenceable, unswayable, unpliable; persistent, persevering, pertinacious, tenacious, dogged, bull-dogged, relentless, unrelenting, single-minded, stubby, adj. 1. blunt, dull, worn down.
2. stumpy, short, squat, stubbed. See stubbed (def. 1).
3. bristly, stubbled, stubbly, rough.