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225 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[s_ˈɛ_t_b_a_k], [sˈɛtbak], [sˈɛtbak]
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Synonyms for Setback:

loss (noun) Other synonyms and related words:

Quotes for Setback:

  1. If you have a setback and you're not doing well and then you overcome it somehow, it always sticks with you. You know it could happen again. Sam Donaldson.
  2. People who make money often make mistakes, and even have major setbacks, but they believe they will eventually prosper, and they see every setback as a lesson to be applied in their move towards success. Jerry Gillies.
  3. I knew that I did not have to buy into society's notion that I had to be handsome and healthy to be happy. I was in charge of my "spaceship" and it was my up, my down. I could choose to see this situation as a setback or as a starting point. I chose to begin life again. Warren Mitchell.

Idioms of Setback:

  1. suffer a setback

Adjectives for Setback:

  • minor and very temporary,
  • latest unlucky,
  • momentary scientific,
  • worst scientific,
  • terrific short-run,
  • surgical,
  • true evolutionary,
  • painful financial,
  • minor and temporary,
  • just minor,
  • short-run,
  • present small,
  • programmatic,
  • present little,
  • almost fatal,
  • unforgivable,
  • climactic,
  • second-floor,
  • unanticipated,
  • crippling,
  • catastrophic,
  • predictable,
  • uppermost,
  • bitterest,
  • evolutionary,
  • momentous,
  • imaginable,
  • inconceivable,
  • embarrassing,
  • stinging,
  • decisive,
  • shocking,
  • temporal,
  • comparative,
  • trifling,
  • overwhelming,
  • insignificant,
  • negative,
  • sorry,
  • significant,
  • notable,
  • substantial,
  • potential,
  • smallest,
  • visible,
  • domestic,
  • mild,
  • biggest,
  • obvious,
  • permanent,
  • professional,
  • imperial,
  • slow,
  • previous,
  • dangerous,
  • awful,
  • further,
  • narrow,
  • sudden,
  • fresh,
  • powerful,
  • original,
  • simple,
  • mere,
  • entirely minor,
  • immediate and long-term,
  • slight financial,
  • mere legislative,
  • single economic,
  • nancial,
  • last serious,
  • political and personal,
  • merely temporary,
  • fifty-year,
  • next big,
  • heartbreaking,
  • undeserved,
  • inconsequential,
  • disappointing,
  • ignominious,
  • disconcerting,
  • unforeseen,
  • unavoidable,
  • compulsory,
  • perceptible,
  • legislative,
  • grievous,
  • devastating,
  • newest,
  • diplomatic,
  • astonishing,
  • preliminary,
  • moderate,
  • worse,
  • petty,
  • nasty,
  • scientific,
  • apparent,
  • fatal,
  • average,
  • physical,
  • social,
  • final,
  • present,
  • general,
  • annoying but only temporary,
  • small but definite,
  • potentially serious,
  • rather distressing,
  • six-year,
  • irreparable,
  • disheartening,
  • orchestral,
  • short-term,
  • incalculable,
  • distressing,
  • disastrous,
  • trivial,
  • startling,
  • violent,
  • distinct,
  • bloody,
  • double,
  • massive,
  • occasional,
  • hard,
  • next,
  • small,
  • new and entirely unexpected,
  • entirely unexpected,
  • unambiguous,
  • drastic,
  • humiliating,
  • monumental,
  • unlucky,
  • seeming,
  • initial,
  • painful,
  • harsh,
  • considerable,
  • possible,
  • new,
  • huge,
  • terrible financial,
  • more major,
  • annoying,
  • horrible,
  • brief,
  • political,
  • wide,
  • german,
  • minor, temporary,
  • small tactical,
  • economic,
  • genuine,
  • costly long-term,
  • frustrating,
  • enormous,
  • personal,
  • single,
  • definite,
  • tremendous,
  • worst military,
  • long-term,
  • unfortunate,
  • tactical,
  • military,
  • sharp but temporary,
  • staggering,
  • slightest,
  • sharp,
  • greatest,
  • grave,
  • bad,
  • latest,
  • immediate,
  • recent,
  • worst,
  • terrible,
  • momentary,
  • slight,
  • unexpected,
  • financial,
  • severe,
  • major,
  • serious,
  • minor,
  • temporary.
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