Antonyms for enterprise:

inertia, indolence, laziness, idleness.

Synonyms for enterprise:

Sense 1

ambition, Emprise, courage, get-up-and-go.

Sense 2

determination, gumption, expense, experiment.

Sense 4

punch, outfit.

Sense 8




Other synonyms and related words:

flutter, experiment, opening, flier, determination, speculation, enterprisingness, house, action, throw, gumption, opening move, punch, get-up-and-go, zeal, try, gamble, courage, endeavour, ambition, Emprise, go ahead, crapshoot, outfit, first step, green light.

Sense 1 (noun)


Sense 2 (noun)

courage, ambition.

Sense 3 (noun)


Sense 4 (noun)

outfit, house.

Sense 5 (noun)

punch, gumption, get-up-and-go.

action (noun)

energy, action, liveliness, activity, exercise, movement, feat, animation, act, undertaking, deed, occupation, performance, procedure, practice, maneuver, operation, behavior, agility, transaction, exploit, commission, effort, motion.

activity (noun)

energy, animation, labor, stirring, kinetics, business, liveliness, job, agility.

adventure (noun)


ambition (noun)


business (noun)

firm, employment, transaction, industry, company, profession, market, commerce, corporation, barter, assignment, selling, position, exchange, establishment, occupation, situation, station, vocation, management, merchant, livelihood, busy work, holding, consortium, posting, partnership, concern, specialty, trade, negotiation, service, proprietorship, career, affair, interest, calling, retailing, commission.

business concern (noun)


endeavor (noun)

engagement, essay, commitment, contract, approach, adventure, job, aim, proceeding, attempt, assay, production, undertaking, purpose, exploit, maneuver, gambit, venture, project.

energy (noun)


enterprise (noun)

enterprisingness, move, business, campaign, venture, speculation, purpose, scheme, pursuit, trade, gumption, industry, deed, performance, engagement, action, zeal, try, project, outfit, courage, activity, get-up-and-go, essay, task, company, operation, flier, concern, affair, firm, work, attempt, house, initiative, effort, endeavour, endeavor, ambition, establishment.

venture (noun)

feat, initiative, scheme, pursuit, campaign, task, procedure.

act (verb)

execute, behave, exercise, conduct, work, appear, move, comport, react, function, transact, labor, perpetrate, endeavor, operate, officiate, perform, act.

Usage examples for enterprise:

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