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Synonyms for setback
ˈsɛtˌbæk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reverse, reversal, setback, blow, black eye(noun)

    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. setback(n)

    Synonyms:
    backset, check, repulse, reverse, relapse

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How to use setback in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Charles Krauthammer:

    The French said this was an act of war, and he calls it a setback.

  3. Frauke Zeller:

    It was quite a setback, and we didn't really expect it, we were spoiled by the kindness of other people who had looked after hitchBOT.

  4. Fred Muwema:

    This evidence was collected very painstakingly ... It's a big setback for us.

  5. Robert Baer:

    They've had some successes, the military has. This is a setback. It's going to take years to figure out who will prevail.

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