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Synonyms for defeat

Synonyms for (noun) defeat

Synonyms: licking, defeat Definition: an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest Usage: it was a narrow defeat; the army's only defeat; they suffered a convincing licking

Similar words: ending, finish, conclusion Definition: event whose occurrence ends something Usage: his death marked the ending of an era; when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show

Similar words: failure Definition: an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose Usage: the surprise party was a complete failure

Synonyms: defeat, frustration Definition: the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals

Similar words: disappointment, letdown Definition: a feeling of dissatisfaction that results when your expectations are not realized Usage: his hopes were so high he was doomed to disappointment

Synonyms for (verb) defeat

Synonyms: vote down, vote out, defeat, shoot down, kill Definition: thwart the passage of Usage: kill a motion; he shot down the student's proposal

Similar words: veto, negative, blackball Definition: vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent Usage: The President vetoed the bill