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