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Synonyms for setback
ˈsɛtˌbækset·back

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reverse, reversal, setback, blow, black eyenoun

    an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating

    Synonyms:
    nose candy, reversal, turnabout, puff, turnaround, snow, about-face, opposite, change of mind, gust, shock, black eye, reverse, flip-flop, verso, policy change, volte-face, mouse, turn around, shiner, contrary, bump, blow, transposition, coke, reversion, blast, reverse gear

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  1. setbacknoun

    Synonyms:
    backset, check, repulse, reverse, relapse

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How to use setback in a sentence?

  1. Peter Mansoor:

    This is a huge setback to Iraqi forces and to the U.S. strategy to degrade and ultimately defeat ISIS.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Setback often precedes great comeback. Yes! for instance the biblical Joseph experienced a setback initially. But, eventually he was taken from prison to the king's palace where he was made a prime minister/general overseer i.e. he (Joseph) who was nobody by and by became somebody. Now, may I tell you this, your so seemed setback will sooner or later become a great comeback for you.

  3. Travis Kvapil:

    It's a small team and this (would have been) a big setback for us if that was missing. It was enough of a setback as it was, not being able to qualify and run the race at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend.

  4. Bianca Andreescu:

    I just said,' Girl, you are... a beast. You're going to bounce back. You've dealt with so much in your career. This is just a minor setback for a major comeback.

  5. Carsten Fritsch:

    The production freeze has put a floor under the price, we see a risk of a short-term setback if the meeting produces a disappointment.


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