Losing Lo"sing, a. [See {Losenger}.] Given to flattery or deceit; flattering; cozening. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Amongst the many simoniacal that swarmed in the land, Herbert, Bishop of Thetford, must not be forgotten; nick-named Losing, that is, the Flatterer. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

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  • Losing — Los ing, a. [See {Lose}, v. t.] Causing or likely to cause a loss; as, a losing game or business; a losing strategy. [1913 Webster] Who strive to sit out losing hands are lost. Herbert. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • losing — [lo͞o′ziŋ] n. 1. the act of one that loses 2. [pl.] losses by gambling adj. 1. that loses [a losing team] 2. resulting in loss [a losing proposition] …   English World dictionary

  • losing — adjective Date: 1519 1. resulting in or likely to result in defeat < a losing battle > < a losing poker hand > 2. marked by many losses or more losses than wins < a losing streak > < a losing record > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Losing — Lose Lose (l[=oo]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lost} (l[o^]st; 115) p. pr. & vb. n. {Losing} (l[=oo]z [i^]ng).] [OE. losien to loose, be lost, lose, AS. losian to become loose; akin to OE. leosen to lose, p. p. loren, lorn, AS. le[ o]san, p. p. loren… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • losing — 1. adjective That loses or lose, or has or have lost. Being on the losing team is disappointing. 2. noun The action of the verb to lose …   Wiktionary

  • losing — adj. Losing is used with these nouns: ↑battle, ↑candidate, ↑proposition, ↑sequence, ↑side, ↑streak, ↑team …   Collocations dictionary

  • losing — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [ Said of one who loses ] Syn. failing, falling, undone, defeated, worsted, ruined, doomed, being wrecked, being destroyed, being shorn of, being denuded, being deprived of, being bereft of, having the worst of it, coming …   English dictionary for students

  • losing — losingly, adv. /looh zing/, adj. 1. causing or suffering loss. n. 2. losings, losses. [bef. 950; ME, OE; see LOSE, ING2, ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • losing — f ( e/ a) loss, destruction …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • losing — los·ing || luːzɪŋ n. misplacing luːz v. fail to keep possession of; mislay, misplace; be deprived of; be defeated, fail; be bereaved; suffer a loss; waste; miss; go in the wrong direction; become less effective or valuable, diminish …   English contemporary dictionary

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