Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun set_back

1 sense of set-back

Sense 1
set-back, setoff, offset -- (structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly)
       => structure, construction -- (a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons")


1 sense of setback

Sense 1
reverse, reversal, setback, blow, black eye -- (an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating)
       => happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event -- (an event that happens)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb set_back

3 senses of set back

Sense 1
postpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit, put off -- (hold back to a later time; "let's postpone the exam")
       => delay -- (act later than planned, scheduled, or required; "Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered")

Sense 2
set back -- (slow down the progress of; hinder; "His late start set him back")
       => impede, hinder -- (be a hindrance or obstacle to; "She is impeding the progress of our project")

Sense 3
set back, knock back, put back -- (cost a certain amount; "My daughter's wedding set me back $20,000")
       => cost, be -- (be priced at; "These shoes cost $100")

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