What is another word for nisus?

Pronunciation: [nˈɪsəs] (IPA)

Nisus is a Latin word which means "effort" or "struggle". There are many synonyms for nisus, some of which include exertion, endeavor, striving, labor, toil, and travail. Exertion refers to the act of using physical or mental energy to accomplish a goal or task. Endeavor is a strong and determined effort to achieve something. Striving is a continuous effort to reach or achieve something. Labor refers to hard, physical work. Toil is a difficult or exhausting task. Travail is also a difficult or exhausting effort or task, often associated with suffering or hardship. All of these words convey the sense of exertion or struggle that is inherent in the concept of nisus.

What are the hypernyms for Nisus?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • hypernyms for nisus (as nouns)

What are the hyponyms for Nisus?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

Usage examples for Nisus

Dear man, my friends must pardon me, my nisus forwards is so strong that I can seldom force myself to take breath, and cast a look backwards.
"The Youth of Goethe"
Peter Hume Brown
All that can be said is that there is a nisus in the right direction which is not wholly in vain, and that though tens of thousands of men and women of genius are as dandelion seeds borne upon the air and perishing without visible result, yet there is here and there a seed that really does take root and spring upwards to be a plant on the whole more vigorous than that from which it sprung.
"Ex Voto"
Samuel Butler
Distinct in clearest air is nisus seen Towering, and Scylla for the purple lock Pays dear; for whereso, as she flies, her wings The light air winnow, lo!
"The Georgics"
Virgil

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