What does at a loss mean?

Definitions for at a loss

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word at a loss.

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.

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  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. Carlow University:

    We mourn her loss.

  2. Todd Domer:

    That's a huge loss.

  3. George Firis:

    I mean, what a loss.

  4. Donald Trump:

    A loss just isn't acceptable.

  5. Adam Pressimone:

    It's a huge loss for everybody.

Images & Illustrations of at a loss

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Translations for at a loss

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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