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defeating Explained

defeating at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


defeating at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

18 Moby Thesaurus words for "defeating":
ascendant, baffling, confounding, conquering, disconcerting,
dominant, flushed with success, frustrating, in ascendancy,
in the ascendant, overcoming, prevailing, successful, triumphal,
triumphant, vanquishing, victorious, winning

Defeating at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Defeat \De*feat"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Defeated}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Defeating}.] [From F. d['e]fait, OF. desfait, p. p. ofe
d['e]faire, OF. desfaire, to undo; L. dis- + facere to do.
See {Feat}, {Fact}, and cf. {Disfashion}.]
1. To undo; to disfigure; to destroy. [Obs.]

His unkindness may defeat my life. --Shak.

2. To render null and void, as a title; to frustrate, as
hope; to deprive, as of an estate.

He finds himself naturally to dread a superior Being
that can defeat all his designs, and disappoint all
his hopes. --Tillotson.

The escheators . . . defeated the right heir of his
succession. --Hallam.

In one instance he defeated his own purpose. --A. W.

3. To overcome or vanquish, as an army; to check, disperse,
or ruin by victory; to overthrow.

4. To resist with success; as, to defeat an assault.

Sharp reasons to defeat the law. --Shak.

Syn: To baffle; disappoint; frustrate.

defeating at English (WD) Of Explained:



  • Inter: present participle of » defeat

  • Translation: de » defeating
    Translation: fr » defeating
    Translation: hu » defeating
    Translation: my » defeating
    Category: simple:defeating -
    Translation: sv » defeating
    Translation: vi » defeating