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What is the opposite of gain?

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Opposite of an increase in size or amount
“Weight loss can be achieved by eating less.”
Opposite of an increase in wealth or resources
“Financial loss is inevitable if one is not prudent with their spendings.”
Opposite of an improvement or advantage
“The knee injury was a real setback for him as an athlete.”
Opposite of income, typically derived from an investment or business
“It is common for most companies to report a loss in their first year.”
Opposite of something given as a reward or remuneration for something done
Opposite of something that is helpful or beneficial
Opposite of something achieved with effort, skill, or courage
Opposite of the property of being serviceable or useful for some function
Opposite of increase in monetary value
“The cons of buying a new car are chiefly related to the vehicle's instant depreciation in value upon sale.”
Opposite of the reason for which something or someone is used or suited for
“The uselessness of the company's health and safety policy has caused many to lose faith in their products.”
Opposite of a thing of value given to recognize a particular deed
“His case will be heard by a three-member disciplinary commission, which will judge the case and assess the penalty.”
Opposite of the process of developing or moving gradually towards a more advanced state
Opposite of the quality of being fit or suitable to effect some desired end
Opposite of to earn through work or effort
“An inability or disinclination to network with others will likely hamper your career.”
Opposite of to benefit from
“You will have nothing to gain and everything to lose if you continue this gambling habit.”
Opposite of to develop, increase or grow rapidly
“My belly has started to decrease in size since I started my new diet.”
Opposite of to acquire more of something
“If we reduce clutter in the house, it will feel more comfortable.”
Opposite of to catch up on
“The team is expected to lose ground to the rest of the competition following the retirement of several players.”
Opposite of to acquire the support of
“Their new tax policies have done much to deter many from voting for them in the next election.”
Opposite of to become healthy again after illness or sickness
“As is so often the case with these illnesses, they can regress just as quickly as they show improvement.”
Opposite of to come into possession of
“I will give my old laptop to my younger brother.”
Opposite of to obtain or attain successfully
“We cannot abandon our quest for the Holy Grail now!”
Opposite of to come into possession of, or to receive in return for effort
“They told him that it was very important not to lose the evidence of aliens.”
Opposite of to acquire new information or skill
“I hope that others can assemble the jagged rhythms of my stories to unlearn common misperceptions about vernacular English.”
Opposite of to be told or informed about something
“Try to ignore the poor spelling and amateurish design, and concentrate on the quality of advice gleaned from years of experience.”
Opposite of to receive a particular treatment
“If you avoid making mistakes, you will never learn from them.”
Opposite of to achieve, especially by succeeding in a competition or contest
“The objective is to win the game, not lose it.”
Opposite of to come to an awareness of something
“She tried to hide all evidence of her crime.”
Opposite of to agree to receive or take receipt of
“He warned the committee that if he were to win, he would refuse his award on philosophical grounds.”
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