Synonyms for lost


1. doomed, lost, people
usage: people who are destined to die soon; "the agony of the doomed was in his voice"


1. lose
usage: fail to keep or to maintain; cease to have, either physically or in an abstract sense; "She lost her purse when she left it unattended on her seat"
2. lose
usage: fail to win; "We lost the battle but we won the war"
3. lose, suffer
usage: suffer the loss of a person through death or removal; "She lost her husband in the war"; "The couple that wanted to adopt the child lost her when the biological parents claimed her"
4. misplace, mislay, lose, put, set, place, pose, position, lay
usage: place (something) where one cannot find it again; "I misplaced my eyeglasses"
5. lose
usage: miss from one's possessions; lose sight of; "I've lost my glasses again!"
6. lose
usage: allow to go out of sight; "The detective lost the man he was shadowing after he had to stop at a red light"
7. lose, turn a loss
usage: fail to make money in a business; make a loss or fail to profit; "I lost thousands of dollars on that bad investment!"; "The company turned a loss after the first year"
8. lose
usage: fail to get or obtain; "I lost the opportunity to spend a year abroad"
9. fall back, lose, drop off, fall behind, recede, regress, retrograde, retrogress
usage: retreat
10. miss, lose
usage: fail to perceive or to catch with the senses or the mind; "I missed that remark"; "She missed his point"; "We lost part of what he said"
11. suffer, lose, worsen, decline
usage: be set at a disadvantage; "This author really suffers in translation"


1. lost (vs. found), mislaid, misplaced, gone(predicate), missing, squandered, wasted, stray, straying, lost
usage: no longer in your possession or control; unable to be found or recovered; "a lost child"; "lost friends"; "his lost book"; "lost opportunities"
2. confused, disoriented, lost, unoriented (vs. oriented)
usage: having lost your bearings; confused as to time or place or personal identity; "I frequently find myself disoriented when I come up out of the subway"; "the anesthetic left her completely disoriented"
3. lost (vs. saved), cursed, damned, doomed, unredeemed, unsaved, destroyed, ruined, cursed#1, curst, lost, unregenerate#2, unregenerated
usage: spiritually or physically doomed or destroyed; "lost souls"; "a lost generation"; "a lost ship"; "the lost platoon"
4. lost (vs. won), confiscate, forfeit, forfeited
usage: not gained or won; "a lost battle"; "a lost prize"
5. lost, unrecoverable (vs. recoverable), irrecoverable
usage: incapable of being recovered or regained; "his lost honor"
6. lost, missed, incomprehensible (vs. comprehensible), uncomprehensible
usage: not caught with the senses or the mind; "words lost in the din"
7. bemused, deep in thought(predicate), lost(predicate), preoccupied, thoughtful (vs. thoughtless)
usage: deeply absorbed in thought; "as distant and bemused as a professor listening to the prattling of his freshman class"; "lost in thought"; "a preoccupied frown"
8. baffled, befuddled, bemused, bewildered, confounded, confused, lost, mazed, mixed-up, at sea, perplexed (vs. unperplexed)
usage: perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment; "obviously bemused by his questions"; "bewildered and confused"; "a cloudy and confounded philosopher"; "just a mixed-up kid"; "she felt lost on the first day of school"
9. helpless, lost, hopeless (vs. hopeful)
usage: unable to function; without help
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