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Definition 1: people who are defeated - [noun denoting group]

Samples where defeated or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the Romans had no pity for the defeated

Synonyms for defeated in the sense of this definition

(defeated is a kind of ...) (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively

"old people" "there were at least 200 people in the audience"

Definition 2: beaten or overcome; not victorious - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where defeated or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the defeated enemy

(defeated is similar to ...) having been got the better of

"I'm pretty beat up but I don't feel licked yet"

(defeated is similar to ...) reduced to submission

"subjugated peoples"

(means also ...) not successful; having failed or having an unfavorable outcome

Definition 3: disappointingly unsuccessful - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where defeated or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • disappointed expectations and thwarted ambitions
  • their foiled attempt to capture Calais
  • many frustrated poets end as pipe-smoking teachers
  • his best efforts were thwarted

Synonyms for defeated in the sense of this definition

(defeated is similar to ...) not successful; having failed or having an unfavorable outcome

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