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What is the opposite of triumph?

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Opposite of a great victory or achievement
“After a promising start to the season, the loss now sees them in danger of not playing finals for the third straight season.”
Opposite of a highly successful example of something
“The project was a complete failure in technological and economic terms, but a success for the apparatus of repression.”
Opposite of joy or satisfaction resulting from success or victory
“Ravi dropped his head in disappointment after conceding the lead to Bindra.”
Opposite of an action which demonstrates great skill or artistry
Opposite of a feeling of great pleasure and happiness
“For such people, summer is congruous with added misery courtesy of the frequent power failures and water shortages.”
A comprehensive defeat in a competitive situation
Opposite of control or superiority over something (or someone)
Opposite of something that is a source of wonderment
(the sun, figuratively) Opposite of a time of glory, especially one marked by an achievement that is acknowledged by others
“It was yet another first-round exit, and there was no hiding his emotions as he hung his head in shame.”
Opposite of a point of success or achievement
“Failing to qualify for the Olympics was the nadir of his sporting career.”
(often "triumph over") Opposite of to prevail over rivals, challenges, or difficulties
“Although many Asgardians fall to Thanos and the Black Order, Thor is left alive.”
Opposite of to prosper or flourish, or to attain control or ascendancy
“If you are intent on composing fine poems from the outset, you will trail the others.”
Opposite of to rejoice or exult at a victory or success
“Coach let us sulk for a minute or two until finally clearing his throat, drawing our attention back to him.”
Opposite of to (excessively) boast about one's accomplishments, qualities, or possessions
Opposite of to overcome or prevail over, especially a difficulty or obstacle
Opposite of to feel or show triumphant elation or jubilation
Opposite of to be victorious over
“Cronos, the first powerful God who ruled the Heavens above, was warned by Gaia and Ouranos that someday he would be defeated by one of his own sons.”
Opposite of to take great pleasure in (something)
“I generally dislike playing in the mud, unlike my three brothers who revel in getting dirty.”
Opposite of to forcibly impose obedience or servitude
Opposite of to (excessively) talk up one's accomplishments, qualities, or possessions
Opposite of to be superior to
“More to the point, if I made a copy of a cassette, the copy would be inferior to the original.”
Opposite of to exhibit (sometimes malevolent) pleasure or satisfaction at an adversary's misfortune
“We commiserate with fellow supporters when their heroes and their particular sporting interest goes down.”
(dated) Opposite of to express or show elation or triumph
“A select few condemn the festivities as an act of ignoring what the day meant to the certain communities.”
Opposite of to be a dominant or powerful factor
“One of the most frequently cited reasons why a team can struggle is that strong individual performers are often not team-oriented.”
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