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loss

loss

 
pronunciation:
laws [or] las
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a failure to keep or continue.
The loss of his friendship made me very sad.
synonyms:
decline
similar words:
diminishment, exhaustion
definition 2: a decrease in size or amount.
The loss of ten pounds made him look very thin.
synonyms:
decrease, reduction
antonyms:
gain
similar words:
decline, diminishment, erosion, exhaustion
definition 3: that which is lost; someone or something that can not be found or is taken away.
After the fire, the business was a loss.
antonyms:
gain, profit
similar words:
sacrifice, waste
definition 4: the harm caused by losing or having something taken away.
He felt a great loss when his friend died.
antonyms:
profit
similar words:
blow, damage, disadvantage, harm, hurt, injury
definition 5: a defeat or failure to win.
The team was unhappy about their loss.
synonyms:
defeat
antonyms:
win
similar words:
failure, maiden
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