What is the opposite of winning?

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Adjective
Opposite of gaining, resulting in, or relating to victory in a contest or competition
Adjective
Opposite of charming or attractive
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Adjective
Opposite of marked by accolades, or having favorable opportunities
“He remained a largely anonymous actor, having failed to score any roles of note in Hollywood.”
Adjective
Opposite of able to persuade
Adjective
Opposite of denotes the foremost position ranked above all else
“I saw you bringing up the rear, but at least you closed the gap and didn't finish in the worst position.”
Adjective
Opposite of having endearing traits or features attributable to infants
“As the years continued to pass, he would begin to look increasingly mature.”
Adjective
Opposite of in a winning position during a contest
“They had a good team, but they were behind at halftime.”
Verb
Opposite of coming into possession of
“I will be giving my old laptop to my younger brother.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to acquire or secure as a result of a contest, conflict, bet, or other endeavor
“He will lose the lead if he expends too much energy trying to maintain it.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to triumph or achieve victory in
“We are likely to lose in our upcoming match if we are not at the top of our game.”
Noun
Opposite of an instance of winning or having success
“This latest defeat will mean that she is no longer a contender for the world title.”
Noun
Opposite of something achieved with effort, skill, or courage
Adverb
Opposite of in the lead
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