losing

adjective
los·​ing | \ ˈlü-ziŋ How to pronounce losing (audio) \

Definition of losing

1 : resulting in or likely to result in defeat a losing battle a losing poker hand
2 : marked by many losses or more losses than wins a losing streak a losing record

Examples of losing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Discounting prices during an economic downturn can be a losing matter for everyone involved, including competitors, your own business and, in the long term, even your customers. Gabriel Smith, Forbes, 5 July 2021 In the midst of the franchise's longest losing streak, the last few games have carried some moral victories for Indiana. J.l. Kirven, The Indianapolis Star, 4 July 2021 This was Baltimore's longest losing streak since the Orioles started 0-21 in 1988. Noah Trister, ajc, 2 June 2021 The untimely losing skid has dropped the Beavers into sixth place in the Pac-12 Conference, 1/2 game behind fifth-place UCLA and 3 1/2 games behind first-place Arizona. Joe Freeman, oregonlive, 16 May 2021 Of course, the deals that started in this draft led to extra picks in 2017 and 2018, plus lots of losing and high picks that became Garrett, Mayfield, Ward and Chubb. Scott Patsko, cleveland, 10 May 2021 Now the Jets need to get back to their normal losing ways ASAP and hope the Jaguars somehow get lucky once in their last two games. Charles Curtis, USA TODAY, 22 Dec. 2020 This was Baltimore's longest losing streak since the Orioles started 0-21 in 1988. Noah Trister, ajc, 2 June 2021 This was Baltimore's longest losing streak since the Orioles started 0-21 in 1988. Noah Trister, ajc, 2 June 2021

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First Known Use of losing

1519, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Last Updated

16 Jul 2021

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“Losing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/losing. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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