loser Definition

  • 1a person who has failed to win or be successful
  • 2a person who is incompetent or unpopular

Using loser: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "loser" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He's such a sore loser.

  • Example

    I don't want to be a loser my whole life.

  • Example

    She's a born loser.

  • Example

    He's a loser who can't keep a job.

loser Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for loser

Antonyms for loser

Phrases with loser

  • a person who seems destined to fail or be unsuccessful


    No matter how hard he tries, he always ends up being a born loser.

  • a person who becomes angry or upset when they lose a game or competition


    He's such a sore loser that he throws a tantrum every time he loses a game.

  • a negative attitude or mindset that leads to failure or lack of success


    He needs to get rid of his loser mentality if he wants to succeed in life.


Summary: loser in Brief

The term 'loser' [ˈluːzər] refers to a person who has failed to win or be successful, often with connotations of incompetence or unpopularity. It can be used in phrases like 'born loser' or 'sore loser,' and in the context of a 'loser mentality,' which denotes a negative attitude leading to failure. Antonyms include 'winner' and 'champion.'

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