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pursuit

noun

1 pursuit

The act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture:
— The culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit.

synonyms: chase, following, pursual.

Dutch: achtervolging, jacht



2 pursuit

A search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria:
— The pursuit of love.

synonyms: pursuance, quest.

Roget 461: inquiry; request etc. 765; search, research, quest, pursuit etc. 622.    examination, review, scrutiny, investigation, ... show more

Roget 622: pursuit; pursuing etc. v.; prosecution; pursuance; enterprise etc. (undertaking) 676; business etc. 625; ... show more

Polish: gonitwa, pogoĊ„

3 pursuit

An auxiliary activity.

synonyms: avocation, by-line, hobby, sideline, spare-time activity.

Roget 625: business, occupation, employment; pursuit etc. 622; what one is doing, what one is about; affair, concern, matter, case.    matter in hand, ... show more

Roget 286: approach, approximation, appropinquation; access; appulse; afflux, affluxion; advent etc. (approach of time) 121; pursuit etc. 622.    ... show more

Dutch: afleiding, hobby, liefhebberij, vrijetijdsbesteding
Polish: hobby, konik, pasja

4 pursuit

A diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly):
— They criticized the boy for his limited pursuits.

synonyms: interest, pastime.

Dutch: hobby, tijdpassering, tijdverdrijf, tijdvulling


Moby thesaurus: accomplishment, activity, aim, area, art, avocation, bag, business, butt, by-end, by-purpose, calling, career, career building, careerism, chasing, chevy, chivy, craft, cup of tea ... show more.

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