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We talked about our lives—hopes and fears, loves, successes, setbacks and failures.

What creeping advances the government has been able to make on some fronts are being matched by setbacks.

Recently, the comedy legend had suffered a number of personal setbacks.

“Regardless of any tactical setbacks, the real issue is going to be political cohesion in Afghanistan,” he said.

Sure, it wouldn't be easy; even Bassam suffers some setbacks on his quest to single-handedly liberalize Abbudin.

In spite of these setbacks, Susan still saw great promise in the West and resumed her lecturing there.

There are setbacks, but then this is true in every form of nervous affection.

There's a distinct wave of depression here—perhaps I'd better say a period of setbacks has come.

It was one of the most serious setbacks which the cause of industrial and social progress and reform ever received.

He had promised Festing to carry on the contract; they had had a number of setbacks, and the accident would cost them much.


On this page you'll find 43 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to setbacks, such as: blow, misfortune, stumbling block, hindrance, slowdown, and delay.

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