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synonyms for setbacks

  • blow
  • defeat
  • delay
  • difficulty
  • hindrance
  • impediment
  • misfortune
  • obstacle
  • reversal
  • slowdown
  • stumbling block
  • trouble
  • about-face
  • bath
  • bottom
  • check
  • comedown
  • flip-flop
  • hitch
  • rebuff
  • regress
  • regression
  • reverse
  • upset
  • backset
  • drawing board
  • hold-up
  • reversal of fortune
  • whole new ballgame

antonyms for setbacks

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  • advance
  • advantage
  • aid
  • assistance
  • blessing
  • contentment
  • expedition
  • furtherance
  • help
  • peace
  • achievement
  • boon
  • boost
  • success
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How to use setbacks in a sentence

In spite of these setbacks, Susan still saw great promise in the West and resumed her lecturing there.
SUSAN B. ANTHONYALMA LUTZ
There are setbacks, but then this is true in every form of nervous affection.
PSYCHOTHERAPYJAMES J. WALSH
There's a distinct wave of depression here—perhaps I'd better say a period of setbacks has come.
THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF WALTER H. PAGE, VOLUME IIBURTON J. HENDRICK
It was one of the most serious setbacks which the cause of industrial and social progress and reform ever received.
THEODORE ROOSEVELTTHEODORE ROOSEVELT
He had promised Festing to carry on the contract; they had had a number of setbacks, and the accident would cost them much.
THE GIRL FROM KELLER'SHAROLD BINDLOSS
Minor setbacks have sometimes deterred us but the march of progress goes on.
ADAPTATIONDALLAS MCCORD REYNOLDS
Thus, Chinese Islam, despite its setbacks, is a factor to be reckoned with in the future.
THE NEW WORLD OF ISLAMLOTHROP STODDARD
But neither snubs nor setbacks, nor sneers nor jeers could turn her from the path she had elected to tread.
THE MAGNIFICENT MONTEZHORACE WYNDHAM
Some of the men are stationed along the shores to prevent the logs from lodging or floating into bays or setbacks.
HANDWORK IN WOODWILLIAM NOYES
The Demosthenic Club had received two severe setbacks since its organization.
MISS ASHTON'S NEW PUPILMRS. S. S. ROBBINS
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