What does at a loss mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. at a loss(p), nonplused, nonplussed, puzzled(adverb)

    filled with bewilderment

    "at a loss to understand those remarks"; "puzzled that she left without saying goodbye"

  2. at a loss(adverb)

    below cost

    "sold the car at a loss"


  1. at a loss(Adverb)

    Below the cost or price of purchase.

  2. at a loss(Adjective)

    Not sure; uncertain; lacking further ideas, direction, or ability.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of at a loss in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of at a loss in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Publilius Syrus:

    The loss which is unknown is no loss at all.

  2. Norman Cousins:

    Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.

  3. Robert Southey:

    The loss of a friend is like that of a limb time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired.

  4. Shakti Gawain:

    Every time you don't follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness.

  5. Shakuwra Dabre:

    And please accept my deepest condolences, sincerely. As a mother now I hurt for the loss of my son. Just like they're hurting for the loss of their sons.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • bezradnýCzech
  • ratlosGerman
  • complètement perdu, à perte, perduFrench
  • koma af fjöllum, eins og álfur út úr hól, ráðalaus, taprekstur, koma vöflur á, hallarekstur, verða orðfall, vefjast tunga um tönn, fallast hendur, ráðvilltur, ráðþrota, með tapi, svarafáttIcelandic
  • whakamāpuna, pākiraMāori
  • rådløsNorwegian
  • rådlausNorwegian Nynorsk
  • rådvill, på bærturNorwegian
  • убыток, недоумение, затруднение, растерянность, замешательство, растерянныйRussian

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