Definitions For Setback


  • An unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
  • A problem that makes progress more difficult or success less likely

Is Setback a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Setback is worth 15 points in Scrabble and 17 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Setback in a Sentence

  • Despite some early setbacks, they eventually became a successful company.
  • The colonists persevered despite suffering setbacks that would have discouraged lesser souls

Synonyms for Setback

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