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

Featured Games

Words that Rhyme with Setback

  • netback

Example sentences of the word setback

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

Quotes containing the word 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