Synonyms of job
1 positionDictionary • the pressure of being the first woman in the job
position • He took up a position with the Arts Council.
post • Sir Peter has held several senior military posts.
capacity • She was visiting in her official capacity as co-chairperson.
work • What kind of work do you do?
calling • He was a serious man, dedicated to his calling as a physician.
place • All the candidates won places on the ruling council.
business • May I ask what business you are in?
office • the honour and dignity of the office of President
trade • He was a jeweller by trade.
career • She is now concentrating on a career as a fashion designer.
employment • She was unable to find employment in the area.
appointment • He is to take up an appointment as a researcher with the Society.
craft • All kinds of traditional crafts are preserved here.
profession • Harper was a teacher by profession.
occupation • I was looking for an occupation which would allow me to travel.
vocation • the levels of knowledge and skill required for success in many vocations
livelihood • fishermen who depend on the seas for their livelihood.
2 taskDictionary • Their main job is to preserve health rather than treat illness.
task • He had the unenviable task of breaking the bad news.
concern • The technical aspects are not my concern.
duty • My duty is to look after the animals.
charge • I did not consider it any part of my charge to come up with marketing ideas.
business • Parenting can be a stressful business.
role • His role in the events has been pivotal.
operation • The company has converted its mail-order operation into an e-business.
affair • If you want to make a fool of yourself, that is your affair.
responsibility • The 600 properties were his responsibility.
function • The main function of merchant banks is to raise capital.
venture • a Russian-American joint venture
enterprise • Horse breeding is a risky enterprise.
undertaking • Organizing the show has been a massive undertaking.
assignment • The course involves written assignments and practical tests.
chore • I find gardening a real chore.
errand • Frank ran dodgy errands for a seedy local villain.
3 difficultyDictionary (informal) • With all these different pensions, you're going to have a job to keep track.
difficulty • There is only one difficulty. The hardest thing is to leave.
problem • the economic problems of the inner city
hassle (informal) • I don't think it's worth the money or the hassle.
trouble • You've caused a lot of trouble.
lot • The receivers are keen to sell the stores as one lot.
share • I have had more than my share of adventures.
piece • They got a small piece of the net profits.
portion • his portion of the inheritance
assignment • The state prohibited the assignment of licences to competitors.
batch • the current batch of trainee priests
allotment • His meagre allotment of gas had to be saved for emergencies.
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affairIf you say that a decision or situation is someone's affair, you mean that it is their responsibility, and other people should not interfere.
• If you want to make a fool of yourself, that is your affair.
allotmentAn allotment of something is a share or amount of it that is given to someone.
• His meagre allotment of gas had to be saved for emergencies.
appointmentAn appointment is a job or position of responsibility.
• He is to take up an appointment as a researcher with the Society.
Thesaurus for job from the Collins English Thesaurus
an individual piece of work or task
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