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adjective as in unsuccessful

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Smaller upstarts, however, are thwarted by the heavy cost of regulation before they even get a chance to enter the market.

But as The Skeleton Twins proves, thwarted expectations can be the best thing for a movie.

On Thursday, the Israel Defense Forces thwarted an attack of 13 Palestinian gunmen who emerged near Kibbutz Sufa near the border.

Since the beginning of 2013, according to IDF statistics, the Israelis thwarted 64 kidnapping attempts, most of them by Hamas.

And so it was Sunday night that Cristiano Ronaldo, brusquely thwarted for much of the game, put the upstarts in their place.

Lady Hartledon was not to be thwarted on all points, and she insisted on a ceremonious christening.

In a strong man's love for his home and his mate was it rooted, and drew therefrom the wormwood of love thwarted and spurned.

In story-writing the lover should, or usually does, fling himself off the scene when his attempt at love-making is thwarted.

A God who enjoys a power which nothing in the world can resist, can He apprehend that His intentions could be thwarted?

Bought off and thwarted in Lombardy, he came towards Lucca, which the Lucchesi exiles again offered to buy from him.


On this page you'll find 98 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to thwarted, such as: humbled, overpowered, overwhelmed, routed, baffled, and bested.

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