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 Dictionary entry overview: What does lost cause mean? 

  The noun LOST CAUSE has 1 sense:

1. a defeated cause or a cause for which defeat is inevitable

  Familiarity information: LOST CAUSE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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A defeated cause or a cause for which defeat is inevitable

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Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("lost cause" is a kind of...):

campaign; cause; crusade; drive; effort; movement (a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end)

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