Synonyms for lost

Synonyms for (noun) lost

Synonyms: doomed, lost

Definition: people who are destined to die soon

Usage: the agony of the doomed was in his voice

Similar words: people

Definition: (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively

Usage: old people; there were at least 200 people in the audience

Synonyms for (adjective) lost

Synonyms: lost, missed

Definition: not caught with the senses or the mind

Usage: words lost in the din

Similar words: incomprehensible, uncomprehensible

Definition: difficult to understand

Usage: the most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible- A. Einstein


Synonyms: helpless, lost

Definition: unable to function; without help

Similar words: hopeless

Definition: without hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success

Usage: in an agony of hopeless grief; with a hopeless sigh he sat down


Synonyms: lost

Definition: no longer in your possession or control; unable to be found or recovered

Usage: a lost child; lost friends; his lost book; lost opportunities

Similar words: mislaid, misplaced

Definition: lost temporarily; as especially put in an unaccustomed or forgotten place

Usage: the mislaid hat turned up eventually; misplaced tickets


Similar words: gone

Definition: no longer retained

Usage: gone with the wind


Similar words: missing

Definition: not able to be found

Usage: missing in action; a missing person


Similar words: wasted, squandered

Definition: not used to good advantage

Usage: squandered money cannot be replaced; a wasted effort


Similar words: stray

Definition: (of an animal) having no home or having wandered away from home

Usage: a stray calf; a stray dog


Similar words: straying

Definition: unable to find your way

Usage: found the straying sheep


Synonyms: lost

Definition: spiritually or physically doomed or destroyed

Usage: lost souls; a lost generation; a lost ship; the lost platoon

Similar words: unredeemed, unsaved, doomed, cursed, damned

Definition: in danger of the eternal punishment of Hell

Usage: poor damned souls


Similar words: destroyed, ruined

Definition: destroyed physically or morally


Synonyms: lost

Definition: not gained or won

Usage: a lost battle; a lost prize

Similar words: confiscate, forfeit, forfeited

Definition: surrendered as a penalty


Synonyms: lost, disoriented, confused

Definition: having lost your bearings; confused as to time or place or personal identity

Usage: I frequently find myself disoriented when I come up out of the subway; the anesthetic left her completely disoriented

Similar words: unoriented

Definition: not having position or goal definitely set or ascertained

Usage: engaged in unoriented study; unoriented until she looked at the map


Synonyms: at sea, befuddled, bemused, bewildered, baffled, mixed-up, confounded, confused, lost, mazed

Definition: perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment

Usage: obviously bemused by his questions; bewildered and confused; a cloudy and confounded philosopher; just a mixed-up kid; she felt lost on the first day of school

Similar words: perplexed

Definition: full of difficulty or confusion or bewilderment

Usage: perplexed language; perplexed state of the world


Synonyms: lost

Definition: incapable of being recovered or regained

Usage: his lost honor

Similar words: unrecoverable, irrecoverable

Definition: incapable of being recovered or regained


Synonyms: preoccupied, bemused, deep in thought, lost

Definition: deeply absorbed in thought

Usage: as distant and bemused as a professor listening to the prattling of his freshman class; lost in thought; a preoccupied frown

Similar words: thoughtful

Definition: exhibiting or characterized by careful thought

Usage: a thoughtful paper