[ UK /dɪfˈiːtɪd/ ]
[ US /dɪˈfitəd, dɪˈfitɪd/ ]
  1. beaten or overcome; not victorious
    the defeated enemy
  2. disappointingly unsuccessful
    their foiled attempt to capture Calais
    disappointed expectations and thwarted ambitions
    his best efforts were thwarted
    many frustrated poets end as pipe-smoking teachers
  1. people who are defeated
    the Romans had no pity for the defeated
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How To Use defeated In A Sentence

  • A British fleet defeated the French at Trafalgar.
  • Matters went on pretty well with us until my master was seized with a severe fit of illness, in consequence of which his literary scheme was completely defeated, and his condition in life materially injured; of course, the glad tones of encouragement which I had been accustomed to hear were changed into expressions of condolence, and sometimes assurances of unabated friendship; but then it must be remembered that I, the handsomest blue coat, was _still in good condition_, and it will perhaps appear, that if I were not my master's The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 10, No. 262, July 7, 1827
  • It would certainly explain in part why the 31-year-old Watson took so long to win his first PGA Tour event, the 2010 Travelers Championship (he defeated his Ryder Cup captain, Corey Pavin, in a play-off). Bubba Watson and Dustin Johnson add power to USA's Ryder Cup bid
  • They were defeated by the odd goal in five in the U16 league semi final by Yeats United.
  • The wellingtonia in Orchard Close is thought to be 360 years old and part of an extended avenue planted to mark the route taken by the defeated King Charles after the Battle of Edgehill.
  • They didn't admit they were defeated; they began to recruit and attempted to stage a comeback.
  • The team refused to resign themselves to defeat/to being defeated.
  • But this year, when precisely the same measure came up for a required second vote, it was defeated by a thumping margin of 157 to 39.
  • The Hill's liberals will count it a successful session if they can scratch up a billion or so out of the defense budget, add in the money freed up if, as expected, Carter's counter-inflationary "real-wage insurance" plan is defeated, and then spread the dividends among the hardest-hit programs. The Politics of Austerity
  • Then they would disband the defeated regime's army, turning hundreds of thousands of trained soldiers into disgruntled potential insurgents.
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