Synonyms of lost in English:

lost


See definition of lost

adjective

1‘they were all searching for her lost keys’

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missing, strayed, gone astray, gone missing, mislaid, misplaced, vanished, disappeared, forgotten, nowhere to be found

absent, not present, gone

2‘his spirit still walks among the hills, searching for lost travellers’

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stray, astray, off-course, off-track, off the right track, disorientated, disoriented, having lost one's bearings, adrift, going round in circles, at sea

3‘a lost opportunity’

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missed, forfeited, neglected, wasted, squandered, dissipated, gone by the board

informal down the drain

4‘lost traditional values’

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bygone, past, former, one-time, previous, old, olden, departed, vanished, forgotten, unremembered, unrecalled, consigned to oblivion, extinct, dead, lost and gone, lost in time

out of date, outmoded

passé

5‘a lament over lost species and habitats’

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extinct, died out, defunct, vanished, gone, perished

destroyed, wiped out, ruined, wrecked, crushed, finished, demolished, obliterated, effaced, exterminated, eradicated, annihilated, extirpated

6‘a lost cause’

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hopeless, beyond hope, failed, despaired of, beyond remedy, beyond recovery

7‘lost souls’

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damned, fallen, cursed, accursed, irredeemable, irreclaimable, irretrievable, past hope, past praying for, condemned, doomed, excommunicated

8‘he was a person entirely lost to all sense of decency’

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impervious, immune, closed, unreceptive, unaffected by, unmoved by, untouched by

9‘Father Reynard was lost in his own thoughts’

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engrossed, absorbed, rapt, immersed, deep, intent, engaged, wrapped up

preoccupied by, taken up by, spellbound by, distracted by, entranced by, fascinated by, enthralled by, captivated by, riveted by

abstracted, dreamy, distrait, absent-minded, daydreaming, wool-gathering, somewhere else, not there, not with us, in a world of one's own, with one's head in the clouds, in a brown study

informal miles away


Phrases

    get lost

      ‘a woman swore at me and told me to get lost’

      SYNONYMS

      go away, go, leave, depart, get going, get out, be off with you, shoo

      scram, be on your way, run along, beat it, skedaddle, split, vamoose, scat, push off, buzz off, shove off, clear off, go jump in the lake, go and jump in the lake

      British

      hop it, bog off, naff off, on your bike, get along, sling your hook

      North American

      bug off, light out, haul off, haul ass, take a powder, hit the trail, take a hike

      Australian

      nick off

      NZ Australian

      rack off

      South African

      voetsak, hamba

      vulgar slang

      bugger off, piss off, fuck off

      British vulgar slang

      sod off

      literary

      begone, avaunt