Need another word that means the same as “loser”? Find 11 synonyms and 30 related words for “loser” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Loser” are: failure, nonstarter, also-ran, defeated person, the defeated, underachiever, ne'er-do-well, born loser, dead loss, nonentity, nobody
Loser as a Noun
Definitions of "Loser" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “loser” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- A person who is disadvantaged by a particular situation or course of action.
- A person who fails frequently or is generally unsuccessful in life.
- A person or thing that loses or has lost something, especially a game or contest.
- A contestant who loses the contest.
- A person who accepts defeat with good or bad grace.
- A card that is expected to be part of a losing trick.
- A gambler who loses a bet.
- A person with a record of failing; someone who loses consistently.
Synonyms of "Loser" as a noun (11 Words)
|also-ran||A contestant who loses the contest.|
|born loser||British nuclear physicist (born in Germany) honored for his contributions to quantum mechanics (1882-1970.|
|dead loss||People who are no longer living.|
|defeated person||People who are defeated.|
|failure||Loss of ability to function normally.|
An economic policy that is doomed to failure.
|ne'er-do-well||An idle worthless person.|
|nobody||A person of no importance or authority.|
They went from nobodies to superstars.
Asserting the nonentity of evil.
|nonstarter||A horse that fails to run in a race for which it has been entered.|
|the defeated||People who are defeated.|
|underachiever||A student who does not perform as well as expected or as well as the IQ indicates.|
Usage Examples of "Loser" as a noun
- A ragtag community of rejects and losers.
- South appeared to have three losers: a trump, a diamond, and a spade.
- Children are the losers when politicians keep fiddling around with education.
- They should concede that we won and be good losers.
- He was the loser in last year's race for governor.
Associations of "Loser" (30 Words)
|bespectacled||Wearing, or having the face adorned with, eyeglasses or an eyeglass.|
A bespectacled studious youth.
|catastrophic||Extremely harmful; bringing physical or financial ruin.|
|debacle||Flooding caused by a tumultuous breakup of ice in a river during the spring or summer.|
The only man to reach double figures in the second innings debacle.
|defeated||People who are defeated.|
She looked defeated quite unlike her normal self.
|dejected||Affected or marked by low spirits.|
Is dejected but trying to look cheerful.
|disappointed||Sad or displeased because someone or something has failed to fulfil one’s hopes or expectations.|
I m disappointed in you Mary.
|disastrous||(of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin.|
United made a disastrous start to the season.
|failure||Loss of ability to function normally.|
Their failure to comply with the basic rules.
Young people get frustrated with the system.
|hangdog||Showing a sense of guilt- Eric Linklater.|
The hangdog and shamefaced air of the retreating enemy.
|hapless||(especially of a person) unfortunate.|
A hapless victim.
|inauspicious||Presaging ill fortune.|
Following this inauspicious start the British outnumbered withdrew.
|lamentable||(of an event, action, or attitude) unfortunate; regrettable.|
The lamentable friends trailing their long black garments.
|miserable||Causing unhappiness or discomfort.|
Almost depleted his miserable store of dried beans.
|mournful||Feeling, expressing, or inducing sadness, regret, or grief.|
Her large mournful eyes.
A constantly moving crowd.
|nerd||Engage in or discuss a technical field obsessively or with great attention to detail.|
A computer nerd.
|pathetic||Deserving or inciting pity.|
Their efforts were pathetic.
|piteous||Deserving or arousing pity.|
A piteous cry.
|pitiable||Deserving or inciting pity- Galsworthy.|
A pitiable imitation of the real thing.
|pitiful||Deserving or inciting pity.|
Pitiful exhibition of cowardice.
|semifinal||One of the two competitions in the next to the last round of an elimination tournament.|
|sore||Upset and angry.|
I didn t even know they were sore at us.
|touching||Arousing feelings of sympathy or gratitude.|
A touching reconciliation scene.
|tragic||Suffering extreme distress or sorrow.|
She wears tragic cardigans usually done up the wrong way.
|unfortunate||Regrettable or inappropriate.|
An unfortunate speech.
|unlucky||Marked by or promising bad fortune.|
An unlucky defeat.
|unsuccessful||Not successful; having failed or having an unfavorable outcome.|
An unsuccessful attempt to enter Parliament.
|wimp||A hypothetical subatomic particle of large mass that interacts weakly with ordinary matter through gravitation; postulated as a constituent of the dark matter of the universe.|
Anyone who wimped out because of the weather missed the experience of a lifetime.
|wretched||Used to express anger or annoyance.|
A wretched life.