Synonyms of loss
1 mislaying • We can help you in case of loss of money or baggage.
2 losingDictionary • The loss of income is about £250 million.
waste • The whole project is a complete waste of time and resources.
disappearance • Police are investigating the disappearance of confidential files.
forfeiture • the forfeiture of illegally obtained profits
3 deathDictionary • Surviving the loss of a loved one has made me feel old.
death • There had been a death in the family.
grief • Their grief soon gave way to anger.
demise (euphemistic) • Smoking was the cause of his early demise.
bereavement • those who have suffered a bereavement
4 deficitDictionary • The company will cease operating due to continued losses. sometimes plural
deficit • They're ready to cut the budget deficit for the next fiscal year.
debt • He is still paying off his debts.
deficiency • They did tests for signs of vitamin deficiency.
debit • The total of debits must match the total of credits.
depletion • the depletion of underground water supplies
5 damageDictionary • His death is a great loss to us.
damage • There have been many reports of minor damage to buildings.
cost • a man who always looks after `number one', whatever the cost to others
injury • The two other passengers escaped serious injury.
hurt • I am sorry for any hurt that it may have caused.
harm • It would probably do the economy more harm than good.
disadvantage • An attempt to prevent an election would be to their disadvantage.
detriment • She supported her husband's career to the detriment of her own.
IDIOM:▷ at a loss
PROVERB:One man's loss is another man's gain
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bereavementBereavement is the sorrow you feel or the state you are in when a relative or close friend dies.
• those who have suffered a bereavement
• a man who always looks after `number one', whatever the cost to others
• There have been many reports of minor damage to buildings.
Thesaurus for loss from the Collins English Thesaurus
the act or an instance of losing
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