What is another word for holiday?

583 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ hˈɒlɪdˌe͡ɪ], [ hˈɒlɪdˌe‍ɪ], [ h_ˈɒ_l_ɪ_d_ˌeɪ]

Holidays are a time for rest, relaxation, and enjoying time away from the stresses of everyday life. But did you know that there are many different ways to describe these cherished breaks from work or school? Some popular synonyms for "holiday" include vacation, getaway, retreat, break, and respite. Each term carries a slightly different connotation, with "vacation" often implying a longer trip and "getaway" suggesting a shorter, impromptu excursion. "Retreat" connotes a more secluded and peaceful environment, while "respite" might suggest a temporary break from caregiving, work, or other responsibilities. Regardless of the terminology, holidays are an essential time to unwind and recharge.

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What are the opposite words for holiday?

The term "holiday" is often associated with joy and relaxation, but there are also antonyms that express negative feelings. Antonyms for "holiday" include words such as work, duty, chore, drudgery, and obligation. These words imply that there is no freedom or enjoyment, which is commonly associated with a holiday. Work, duty, and chore need to be done, whereas holidays are chosen for pleasure. Drudgery suggests harsh, repetitive work, which is the opposite of a holiday's leisurely activities. Obligation implies a sense of responsibility and commitment, which are not typically associated with a holiday. Thus, these antonyms paint a picture of work and hardship, the opposite of the restful and enjoyable nature of a holiday.

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Usage examples for Holiday

If everybody likes my orchestra, then someone will be sure to want to hire it for some of the holiday parties.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman"
Pauline Lester
When the young men arrive at this age, they are furnished with a good serviceable working-suit of clothes, and also a better suit for holiday wear, together with thirty roubles in money.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia"
Maturin M. Ballou
A holiday was declared.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook

Famous quotes with Holiday

  • We're going to do something that's really unprecedented in the industry by launching the console in all three major markets for the same holiday. It's never been done before.
    J Allard
  • The sea from Dunkirk to Dover during these days of the evacuation looked like any coastal road in England on a bank holiday. It was solid with shipping.
    Douglas Bader
  • I knew there was something I had to do yesterday. I couldn't remember what it is. I can't figure it out. I know it's a holiday. I know I don't have a meeting. It's very confusing.
    Jennifer Beals
  • Retirement may be looked upon either as a prolonged holiday or as a rejection, a being thrown on to the scrap-heap.
    Simone de Beauvoir
  • My father was in the civil service. I can remember standing in a bus shelter in the pouring rain, and that we were allowed candy floss at the end of the holiday if we had behaved.
    Honor Blackman

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