What is another word for setbacks?

Pronunciation: [sˈɛtbaks] (IPA)

Setbacks are a common part of life and can be described in many ways. These include obstacles, challenges, difficulties, hindrances, hurdles, impediments, setbacks, stumbling blocks, and delays. Each of these words has a slightly different connotation, but they all imply that progress has been slowed or stopped in some way. Obstacles suggest something that must be overcome, while challenges imply that a difficult task must be completed. Difficulties and hindrances provide a more general sense of difficulty, while setbacks and delays suggest a failure to reach a goal or complete a task on time. Regardless of the word used, setbacks are an opportunity to learn and grow from our mistakes.

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Usage examples for Setbacks

Our chances were slim to begin, and we've had some setbacks.
"Border, Breed Nor Birth"
Dallas McCord Reynolds
"I've had enough setbacks, in recent days, to craze 'most any man, I'll admit.
"When Egypt Went Broke"
Holman Day
In more than one engagement on land England had had setbacks of a serious kind, and there were those who saw in the blind-eyed naval policy, in the general disregard of the seamen's position, in the means used for recruiting, the omens of disaster.
"No Defense, Volume 2."
Gilbert Parker

Famous quotes with Setbacks

  • We are succeeding in Iraq. It's a tough struggle with setbacks, but we are succeeding.
    Iyad Allawi
  • And having a strong family, you know we've lost some members of our family and had some setbacks, but I think a good family and kids all those things I thought at one time... you got to be kidding me... Those things are so important they enable you to go on.
    Brett Favre
  • I think exercise tests us in so many ways, our skills, our hearts, our ability to bounce back after setbacks. This is the inner beauty of sports and competition, and it can serve us all well as adult athletes.
    Peggy Fleming
  • Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.
    Henry Ford
  • 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

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