from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Failing to win, as in a sport or game.
  • adjective Of or relating to one that fails to win.
  • noun The act of one that loses; loss.
  • noun Something lost, such as money at gambling.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Given to flattery; fawning; cozening; deceitful.
  • Causing or resulting in loss: as, a losing game, battle, or business.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Given to flattery or deceit; flattering; cozening.
  • adjective Causing or likely to cause a loss.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective That loses or lose, or has or have lost.
  • noun The action of the verb to lose.
  • verb Present participle of lose.


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