View definitions for defeats


noun as in frustration

Discover More

Example Sentences

“Light trumps darkness, hope beats despair, grace wins over sin, love defeats hate, life conquers death,” the cardinal said.

Just because something kills you cannot possibly mean it defeats you.

If they lose, women will have played decisive and outsized roles in their defeats.

And Thomas Pink defeats Victoria's Secret in infringement lawsuit.

Funerals were often held for those still alive, and crushing defeats were celebrated as glorious triumphs.

Thus the rapacity of Capital defeats itself, and actually impoverishes its owners when it deprives Labor of a fair reward.

The French army, so long accustomed to success, was absolutely demoralised by repeated disappointments and defeats.

Successive defeats, and the formidable front of the enemy, make it the more stimulating.

A short triumph will be followed by a deep mortification, and the selfishness of their aims defeats itself.

In Spain, this year two attempts at insurrection were made; but they were followed by defeats, arrests, and executions.


Synonym of the Day

Which one is a synonym for muddle?Get the answer

Start each day with the Synonym of the Day in your inbox!

By clicking "Sign Up", you are accepting Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policies.

On this page you'll find 299 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to defeats, such as: blow, loss, massacre, collapse, embarrassment, and drubbing.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.