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Synonyms for loss
lɔs, lɒsloss

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term loss.

Wiktionary

  1. lossnoun

    Antonyms:
    win, gain

  2. lossnoun

    The match ended in their first loss of the season.

    Antonyms:
    win, gain

  3. lossnoun

    It was written off as a loss.

    Antonyms:
    gain, win

  4. lossnoun

    We mourn his loss.

    Antonyms:
    gain, win

  5. lossnoun

    The battle was won, but losses were great.

    Antonyms:
    gain, win

  6. lossnoun

    The sum of expenditures and taxes minus total income is a loss, when this difference is positive.

    Antonyms:
    win, gain

  7. lossnoun

    It was a terrible crash: both cars were total losses

    Antonyms:
    gain, win

  8. lossnoun

    The inefficiency of many old-fashioned power plants exceeds 60% loss before the subsequent losses during transport over the grid

    Antonyms:
    gain, win

  9. lossnoun

    Antonyms:
    profit

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. loss

    Injury (Latin in, not, and jus, juris, right, law) signifies primarily something done contrary to law or right; hence, something contrary to some standard of right or good; whatever reduces the value, utility, beauty, or desirableness of anything is an injury to that thing; of persons, whatever is so done as to operate adversely to one in his person, rights, property, or reputation is an injury; the word is especially used of whatever mars the integrity of the body or causes pain; as, when rescued from the wreck his injuries were found to be very slight. Injury is the general term including all the rest. Damage (Latin damnum, loss) is that which occasions loss to the possessor; hence, any impairment of value, often with the suggestion of fault on the part of the one causing it; damage reduces value, utility, or beauty; detriment (Latin deterere, to rub or wear away) is similar in meaning, but far milder. Detriment may affect value only; damage always affects real worth or utility; as a rule, the slightest use of an article by a purchaser operates to its detriment if again offered for sale, tho the article may have received not the slightest damage. Damage is partial; loss is properly absolute as far as it is predicated at all; the loss of a ship implies that it is gone beyond recovery; the loss of the rudder is a damage to the ship; but since the loss of a part still leaves a part, we may speak of a partial or a total loss. Evil commonly suggests suffering or sin, or both; as, the evils of poverty, the social evil. Harm is closely synonymous with injury; it may apply to body, mind, or estate, but always affects real worth, while injury may concern only estimated value. A hurt is an injury that causes pain, physical or mental; a slight hurt may be no real harm. Mischief is disarrangement, trouble, or harm usually caused by some voluntary agent, with or without injurious intent; a child's thoughtless sport may do great mischief; wrong is harm done with evil intent. An outrage combines insult and injury. Compare synonyms for BLEMISH; CRIMINAL; INJUSTICE.

    Synonyms:
    blemish, damage, detriment, disadvantage, evil, harm, hurt, impairment, injury, injustice, mischief, outrage, prejudice, wrong

    Antonyms:
    advantage, amelioration, benefit, blessing, boon, help, improvement, remedy, service, utility

    Preposition:
    The injury of the cause; an injury to the structure; injury by fire; by or from collision, interference, etc.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. loss

    Synonyms:
    mislaying, dropping, forfeiture, missing, privation, waste, detriment, damage

    Antonyms:
    preservation, recovery, earning, satisfaction, restoration, economy, augmentation, advantage, gain

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lossnoun

    something that is lost

    "the car was a total loss"; "loss of livestock left the rancher bankrupt"

    Synonyms:
    passing, red, exit, deprivation, release, red ink, going, personnel casualty, expiration, departure

    Antonyms:
    gain

  2. lossnoun

    gradual decline in amount or activity

    "weight loss"; "a serious loss of business"

    Synonyms:
    passing, red, exit, deprivation, release, red ink, going, personnel casualty, expiration, departure

    Antonyms:
    gain

  3. lossnoun

    the act of losing someone or something

    "everyone expected him to win so his loss was a shock"

    Synonyms:
    passing, red, exit, deprivation, release, red ink, going, personnel casualty, expiration, departure

    Antonyms:
    gain

  4. loss, deprivationnoun

    the disadvantage that results from losing something

    "his loss of credibility led to his resignation"; "losing him is no great deprivation"

    Synonyms:
    passing, red, exit, deprivation, release, red ink, going, personnel casualty, expiration, privation, neediness, departure, want

    Antonyms:
    gain

  5. lossnoun

    the experience of losing a loved one

    "he sympathized on the loss of their grandfather"

    Synonyms:
    passing, red, exit, deprivation, release, red ink, going, personnel casualty, expiration, departure

    Antonyms:
    gain

  6. loss, red ink, rednoun

    the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue

    "the company operated at a loss last year"; "the company operated in the red last year"

    Synonyms:
    passing, red, exit, deprivation, release, red ink, going, bolshy, personnel casualty, expiration, redness, departure, bolshie

    Antonyms:
    gain

  7. personnel casualty, lossnoun

    military personnel lost by death or capture

    Synonyms:
    passing, red, exit, deprivation, release, red ink, going, personnel casualty, expiration, departure

    Antonyms:
    gain

  8. passing, loss, departure, exit, expiration, going, releasenoun

    euphemistic expressions for death

    "thousands mourned his passing"

    Synonyms:
    sledding, firing, overtaking, liberation, passage, dismissal, expiry, divergence, release, freeing, spill, difference, sacking, personnel casualty, vent, passing game, breathing out, sack, tone ending, deviation, passing play, acquittance, red, departure, press release, outlet, expiration, waiver, button, exhalation, handout, pass, exit, leaving, qualifying, dismission, way out, going, discharge, red ink, issue, going away, spillage, deprivation, termination, passing

    Antonyms:
    gain

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lossnoun

    Synonyms:
    privation, deprivation, bereavement

  2. lossnoun

    Synonyms:
    forfeiture, failure to win

  3. lossnoun

    Synonyms:
    destruction, overthrow, damage, detriment, ruin

  4. lossnoun

    Synonyms:
    waste, squandering

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. lossnoun

    Synonyms:
    forfeiture

    Associated words:
    damnific, damnify, damnification

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How to use loss in a sentence?

  1. Justin Lessler:

    The secondary effects of Ebola -- both in childhood infections and other health outcomes -- are potentially as devastating in terms of loss of life as the disease itself.

  2. Gary Rossington:

    Today I'm at a loss for words but I just remember Bob being a funny guy, my heart goes out to his family and God bless him and them in this sad time. He was a great great drummer.

  3. James Grover Thurber:

    One has but to observe a community of beavers at work in a stream to understand the loss in his sagacity, balance, cooperation, competence, and purpose which Man has suffered since he rose up on his hind legs.... He began to chatter and he developed Reason, Thought, and Imagination, qualities which would get the smartest group of rabbits or orioles in the world into inextricable trouble overnight.

  4. Anonymous Analytics:

    Most cannabis companies trading at nosebleed valuations are loss-making start-ups that are still trying to build out their distribution infrastructure and compliance, tPB already has the distribution, has a profitable core business with a proven management team, and has the regulatory background. If TPB traded at even a fraction of the valuation of other cannabis names, the stock would double overnight.

  5. Steve Sax:

    There was never any doubt from a young age that Johnny would be a pilot and his passion was to fly! this loss will change my life forever and is a loss to not only the Marines but this world!


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