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action (noun)
1.
something done by someone
SYNONYMS:
act, deed, doing, exploit, feat, thing
RELATED WORDS:
accomplishment, achievement, attainment; adventure, experience; emprise, enterprise, initiative, undertaking; handiwork, performance, work; stunt, trick; activity, dealing; maneuver, measure, move, operation, procedure, proceeding, step, tactic; coaction
action (noun)
2.
the unfolding of events in a dramatic or literary work
SYNONYMS:
plot, story, story line
RELATED WORDS:
subplot; arc, development; design, outline, plan, scheme; argument, mythos, subject, theme
action (noun)
3.
a court case for enforcing a right or claim
SYNONYMS:
action, proceeding, suit
RELATED WORDS:
litigation; case, cause, complaint; counterclaim, countersuit, cross action, cross-claim
action (noun)
4.
active fighting during the course of a war
SYNONYMS:
action, battle, field
RELATED WORDS:
attack, fire, firefight, pitched battle, single combat; hostilities, operations, warfare; duty, service
action (noun)
Array
the way or manner in which one conducts oneself
SYNONYMS:
actions, address, bearing, comportment, conduct, demeanor, deportment, geste ( gest)
RELATED WORDS:
etiquette, form, manners, mores, proprieties; p's and q's; amenity, civility, courtesy, decorum, politeness; air, attitude, carriage, poise, pose, posture, presence; aspect, look, mien; formality, protocol, rules; custom, habit, habitude, pattern, practice ( practise), trick, wont; convention, fashion, form, mode, style; affectation, attribute, characteristic, mark, trait; distinctiveness, oddity, peculiarity, singularity, strangeness, uniqueness, weirdness
action (noun)
6.
readiness to engage in daring or difficult activity
SYNONYMS:
action, aggressiveness, ambition, drive, go, hustle, initiative
RELATED WORDS:
grit, gumption, pluck, snap, spirit, spunk, starch; ambitiousness, killer instinct, overambitiousness; assertiveness, self-reliance; energy, hardihood, pep, vigor, vitality
NEAR ANTONYMS:
inactivity, inertia, passivity; diffidence, faintheartedness, timidity; hesitation, reluctance; indolence, laziness, lethargy
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