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noun as in unlikely winner in a contest or struggle

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This premiere has laid down the groundwork for a war: the underdogs and underappreciated will rise.

I went for the underdogs, the teams from countries that no longer exist: Czechoslovakia, West Germany, the Soviet Union.

Will the underdogs prevail through hard work and gumption or will billionaires turn Wisconsin into their own playground?

Meanwhile, the Giants won two more Super Bowls, both as underdogs against the New England Patriots.

Some disadvantages are actually advantages; underdogs that “win” are never as outclassed as they initially seem.

With specious and polished phrases, the one class of educated plunderers play up to the dumb avarice of ignorant underdogs.

They pose as democrats, autocrats, strong men, underdogs – anything to get Western aid and investment flowing.

A quarter of a million underdogs had turned against their masters.

"Dam' shame," said Caruso, the barber, who always championed underdogs.

I'll never forget the first planning session when we realists were underdogs, yet swung the basic direction.

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On this page you'll find 5 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to underdogs, such as: dark horse, longshot, bottom dog, and out-of-towner.

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