Synonyms and Antonyms of loss

  1. 1 the act or an instance of not having or being able to find he was upset over the loss of his wedding ring Synonyms mislaying, misplacement Related Words deprivation, dispossession, privation; forfeit, forfeiture, penalty; sacrifice; bereavement; absence, lack, need, want Near Antonyms control, hands, having, keeping, possession Antonyms acquisition, gain

  2. 2 a person or thing harmed, lost, or destroyed the platoon was able to accomplish its reconnaissance mission without any losses Synonyms fatality, casualty, prey, victimRelated Words loser, underdog; martyr, sacrifice; collateral damage; murdereeNear Antonyms gainer, victor, winner; harmer, injurer; assassin, killer, murderer

  3. 3 failure to win a contest we're discouraged by our loss on Friday, but we're training hard for next week's game nevertheless Synonyms beating, drubbing, licking, defeat, lump, overthrow, plastering, rout, shellacking, trimming, trouncing, whippingRelated Words collapse, debacle (also débâcle), failure, fiasco, fizzle, flop, nonsuccess, setback, upset; lurch, shutout, washout, whitewashNear Antonyms accomplishment, achievement; blowout, cakewalk, landslide, romp, runaway, sweep, walkaway, walkoverAntonyms success, triumph, victory, win

  4. 4 the amount by which something is lessened was determined to stay on the diet until he showed a loss of 10 pounds Synonyms abatement, decline, decrement, dent, depletion, depression, diminishment, diminution, drop, drop-off, fall, falloff, decrease, reduction, shrinkage, step-downRelated Words deduction, subtraction; downturn, slip, slump; curtailment, cut, cutback, retrenchment, shorteningNear Antonyms accretion, accrual, accumulation, addition, supplement; continuation, extension; upswing, uptrend, upturnAntonyms boost, enlargement, gain, increase, increment, raise, rise, step-up, uptick

  5. 5 the state of being robbed of something normally enjoyed her loss of sleep meant that she would have trouble concentrating at work the next day Synonyms deprivation, privationRelated Words absence, dearth, lack, need, want; dispossession; denial, forfeit, forfeiture, penalty, sacrifice; bereavement; deficiency, inadequacy, insufficiency, paucity, poverty, scarcity, shortageNear Antonyms control, ownership, possession; accumulation, acquiring, gain

  6. 6 the state or fact of being rendered nonexistent, physically unsound, or useless the loss of the oil tanker was more significant than the loss of its cargo Synonyms annihilation, decimation, demolishment, demolition, desolation, devastation, extermination, extinction, havoc, destruction, mincemeat, obliteration, ruin, ruination, wastage, wreckageRelated Words depredation, despoilment, despoliation; breakup, collapse, disintegration, dissolution; assassination, execution, killing, massacre, slaughter; dismantlement, effacement, eradicationNear Antonyms rescue, salvage, salvation, saving; conservation, preservation, protection; reclamation, reconstruction, re-creation, refurbishment, regeneracy, remodeling, renovation, restorationAntonyms building, construction, erection, raising

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