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setback

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of setback

  1. a change in status for the worse usually temporarily <the colonists persevered despite suffering setbacks that would have discouraged lesser souls> Synonyms knock, lapse, reversal, reverseRelated Words disappointment, frustration, letdown; comedown, decline, descent, down, downfall, fall; turnabout, turnaround; recession, regression, retrogression, reversion; relapse; breakdown, collapse, crash, meltdown, ruin, undoingNear Antonyms status quo





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