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striving

[ strahy-ving ]
/ ˈstraɪ vɪŋ /
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noun
the act or practice of trying hard to do, reach, or achieve something; vigorous effort:In the striving for a just and lasting peace, ten agreements have already been reached by national and rebel forces.
the act of fighting or struggling against someone or something; competition, opposition, or battle:The pursuit of justice itself, or the striving against injustice, is a path to piety in Judaism.
adjective
trying hard; making a vigorous effort to do, reach, or achieve something:America is the striving immigrant who starts a business or the mom who works two low-wage jobs to give her kids a better life.
fighting or struggling against each other:Atonement aims at the unification of striving factions by making amends for whatever caused the trouble.
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Origin of striving

striv(e) + -ing1 for the noun senses; striv(e) + -ing2 for the adjective senses

OTHER WORDS FROM striving

striv·ing·ly, adverbun·striv·ing, adjective
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