1. setback

noun. ['ˈsɛtˌbæk'] an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating.


  • occurrent
  • occurrence
  • happening
  • whammy
  • black eye
  • reversal
  • natural event
  • blow


  • falsify
  • stay
  • synchronize
  • consecrate

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Rhymes with Setback

  • netback

Sentences with setback

1. Noun, singular or mass
Friends can provide a listening ear and words of encouragement when you are dealing with a setback.

Quotes about setback

1. People who make money often make mistakes, and even have major setbacks, but they believe they will eventually prosper, and they see every setback as a lesson to be applied in their move towards success.
- Jerry Gillies