What is the opposite of gain?

42 antonyms found



[ ɡ_ˈeɪ_n], [ ɡˈe͡ɪn], [ ɡˈe‍ɪn]

Antonyms for Gain:


Usage examples of Gain:

  1. The world is so made that one often has to lose a little in one direction in order to gain something in another. "The War of Independence", John Fiske.
  2. We seek to gain nothing! "The Burning Spear", John Galsworthy.
  3. But take your time about it; there's nothing to gain by being in a hurry, and all to lose. "The Three Commanders", W.H.G. Kingston.

Rhymes for Gain:

  1. remain, rogaine, deign, detain, profane, ingrain, champaign, maine, champlain, obtain, explain, arcane, vane, wain, stain, cocaine, domain, inane, restrain, feign, contain, sprain, bane, refrain, crane, urbane, bahrain, reign, mane, wayne, rein, preordain, wane, paine, germane, twain, insane, pane, campaign, plane, strain, brain, complain, mundane, main, vein, train, grain, rain, sane, constrain, humane, pertain, ordain, ukraine, romain, butane, hussein, maintain, fain, retain, jain, drain, swain, attain, slain, cane, champagne, chain, spain, plain, vain, romaine, lorraine, arraign, disdain, regain, sustain, pain;
  2. again, abstain, amain;
  3. entertain, aquitaine, inhumane, ascertain;
  4. legerdemain;

Quotes for Gain:

  1. We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us, and the more we gain the more is our desire; the more we see, the more we are capable of seeing. Maria Mitchell.
  2. If we look at the realm of knowledge, how exceedingly small and limited is that part acquired through our own senses; how wide is that we gain from other sources. Matthew Simpson.
  3. I could never gain much weight. I've always had a fast metabolism. Marc Wallice.

Idioms of Gain:

  1. No pain, no gain.
  2. gain ground on sb/ sth;
  3. gain ground on;