Thesaurus

loss

noun

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 of loss mislaying, misplacement Words Related to loss deprivation, dispossession, privation; forfeit, forfeiture, penalty; sacrifice; bereavement; absence, lack, need, want Near Antonyms of loss control, hands, having, keeping, possession Antonyms of loss 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 of loss fatality, casualty, prey, victimWords Related to loss loser, underdog; martyr, sacrifice; collateral damage; murdereeNear Antonyms of loss 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 of loss beating, drubbing, licking, defeat, lump, overthrow, plastering, rout, shellacking, trimming, trouncing, whippingWords Related to loss collapse, debacle (also débâcle), failure, fiasco, fizzle, flop, nonsuccess, setback, upset; lurch, shutout, washout, whitewashNear Antonyms of loss accomplishment, achievement; blowout, cakewalk, landslide, romp, runaway, sweep, walkaway, walkoverAntonyms of loss 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 of loss abatement, decline, decrement, dent, depletion, depression, diminishment, diminution, drop, drop-off, fall, falloff, decrease, reduction, shrinkage, step-downWords Related to loss deduction, subtraction; downturn, slip, slump; curtailment, cut, cutback, retrenchment, shorteningNear Antonyms of loss accretion, accrual, accumulation, addition, supplement; continuation, extension; upswing, uptrend, upturnAntonyms of loss 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 of loss deprivation, privationWords Related to loss absence, dearth, lack, need, want; dispossession; denial, forfeit, forfeiture, penalty, sacrifice; bereavement; deficiency, inadequacy, insufficiency, paucity, poverty, scarcity, shortageNear Antonyms of loss 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 of loss annihilation, decimation, demolishment, demolition, desolation, devastation, extermination, extinction, havoc, destruction, mincemeat, obliteration, ruin, ruination, wastage, wreckageWords Related to loss depredation, despoilment, despoliation; breakup, collapse, disintegration, dissolution; assassination, execution, killing, massacre, slaughter; dismantlement, effacement, eradicationNear Antonyms of loss rescue, salvage, salvation, saving; conservation, preservation, protection; reclamation, reconstruction, re-creation, refurbishment, regeneracy, remodeling, renovation, restorationAntonyms of loss building, construction, erection, raising



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