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Synonyms for loss
lɔs, lɒsloss

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Wiktionary1.0 / 1 vote

  1. lossnoun

    win, gain

  2. lossnoun

    The match ended in their first loss of the season.

    win, gain

  3. lossnoun

    It was written off as a loss.

    gain, win

  4. lossnoun

    We mourn his loss.

    gain, win

  5. lossnoun

    The battle was won, but losses were great.

    gain, win

  6. lossnoun

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

    win, gain

  7. lossnoun

    It was a terrible crash: both cars were total losses

    gain, win

  8. lossnoun

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

    gain, win

  9. lossnoun


English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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.

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

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. loss

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

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

Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 1 vote

  1. lossnoun

    something that is lost

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

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


  2. lossnoun

    gradual decline in amount or activity

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

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


  3. lossnoun

    the act of losing someone or something

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

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


  4. loss, deprivationnoun

    the disadvantage that results from losing something

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

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


  5. lossnoun

    the experience of losing a loved one

    "he sympathized on the loss of their grandfather"

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


  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"

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


  7. personnel casualty, lossnoun

    military personnel lost by death or capture

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


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

    euphemistic expressions for death

    "thousands mourned his passing"

    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


Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. lossnoun

    privation, deprivation, bereavement

  2. lossnoun

    forfeiture, failure to win

  3. lossnoun

    destruction, overthrow, damage, detriment, ruin

  4. lossnoun

    waste, squandering

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. lossnoun


    Associated words:
    damnific, damnify, damnification

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How to use loss in a sentence?

  1. Enes Kanter:

    I think this team has got it, we just have to stick together and forget about this loss. It is a tough loss, but I think the most important thing right now is to forget about this loss and start thinking about tomorrow because the Spurs are going to come to.

  2. Norman Cousins:

    Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.

  3. Shakti Gawain:

    Every time you don't follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness.

  4. Seneca:

    No evil is without its compensation. The less money, the less trouble the less favor, the less envy. Even in those cases which put us out of wits, it is not the loss itself, but the estimate of the loss that troubles us.

  5. Zara Patel:

    Patients who suffer from decreased or total loss of smell, called ‘hyposmia’ or ‘anosmia’ are deeply affected by this problem, compared to the other special senses, for example, loss of vision or hearing, the loss of smell is often thought of as relatively inconsequential, but this is far from the truth.

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