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Meaning & Definition of Pursuit in English





1. The act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture

  • "The culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit"
  • pursuit,
  • chase,
  • pursual,
  • following

2. A search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria

  • "The pursuit of love"
  • "Life is more than the pursuance of fame"
  • "A quest for wealth"
  • pursuit,
  • pursuance,
  • quest

3. An auxiliary activity

  • avocation,
  • by-line,
  • hobby,
  • pursuit,
  • sideline,
  • spare-time activity

4. A diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly)

  • "Sailing is her favorite pastime"
  • "His main pastime is gambling"
  • "He counts reading among his interests"
  • "They criticized the boy for his limited pursuits"
  • pastime,
  • interest,
  • pursuit

Examples of using

The pursuit of truth is admirable.
The very pursuit of happiness thwarts happiness.
In fact, love is the only genuinely precious thing in life; it's also the only thing worthy of pursuit.