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Dictionary entry overview: What does setback mean?
• SETBACK (noun)
The noun SETBACK has 1 sense:
1. an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
Familiarity information: SETBACK used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
|Sense 1||setback [BACK TO TOP]|
An unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
Nouns denoting natural events
Hypernyms ("setback" is a kind of...):
Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "setback"):
whammy (a serious or devastating setback)
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