Synonyms for Loss:


destruction, failure, absence, deficiency, trouble, deficit, cataclysm, death, misfortune, poverty, accident, catastrophe, calamity, bereavement, mishap, trial, sacrifice, shortfall, giving up, shortage, perdition, disaster, misadventure. misery, wound, distress, sadness, sorrow, remorse, disappointment, grief, regret. losing, sprain, fracture, misplacement, self-injury, bruising, concussion, scrape, bruise, get. limitation, drawback, downside, snag, deprival, give, handicap, minus, rich, price, flip side. abandonment (noun)
death (noun)
decrease (noun)
failure (noun)
debacle, breakdown, crash, collapse, malfunction, fiasco, error, lapse.
loss (noun)
divestiture, setback, departure, shrinkage, decrement, going, personnel casualty, forfeiture, release, passing, decrease, dissipation, bereavement, expiration, erosion, depletion, attrition, expropriation, exhaustion, privation, ruin, deprivation, debit, dissolution, exit, dispossession, penalty.
losses (noun)
write off.
misfortune, deficit; something misplaced or lost (noun)
wreckage, calamity, cataclysm, trouble, depletion, destruction, deficiency, losing, accident, destitution, need, misadventure, catastrophe, death, deprivation, debit, retardation, failure, dispossession, shrinkage, bereavement, sacrifice, perdition, ruin, forfeiture, undoing, privation, waste, trial, mishap, disaster.
relapse (noun)
ruin (noun)
waste (noun)


confused (verb)
doubtful, unsure, puzzled, at sea, undecided.

Other synonyms:

downside, absence, misplacement, deprival, fracture, poverty, drawback, self-injury, shortage, deficit, death, bankruptcy, concussion, shortfall. limitation, handicap, wound, losing. bruise. price, minus. scrape. bad luck

Usage examples for loss

  1. He knew of his loss – The Dark Forest by Hugh Walpole
  2. 3. What was Raleigh's greatest loss – School History of North Carolina by John W. Moore
  3. She looked rather at a loss and then said, " Well, what would you do if you were in my place?" – The Twelfth Hour by Ada Leverson