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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. Piper Jaffray:

    The last thing any company needs in the midst of the current biotech meltdown is a clinical trial setback.

  2. Howard Stern on Wednesday:

    That was, without any doubt, the biggest setback and the biggest failure, you can't point the finger at anyone else.

  3. Tom Bell:

    Part of our strategy is to secure future franchises and we are working hard ... to do that. Like any strategy sometimes there's a minor setback here or a minor setback there but our strategy remains undeterred.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Every setback is a set up for a comeback. Thus, never mind your setback. For, you will sooner or later encounter a great comeback. -Emeasoba George

  5. Evander Holyfield:

    A setback only paves the way for a comeback.


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