Synonyms of setback in English:


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1‘Alexander was faced with one setback after another and most people would have given up’


problem, difficulty, issue, hitch, complication, upset, disappointment, misfortune, mishap, piece of bad luck, unfortunate development, reversal, reverse, reverse of fortune

blow, body blow, knock

stumbling block, hindrance, impediment, obstruction

delay, hold-up, check

informal glitch, hiccup, whammy, double whammy, kick in the teeth, knock-back, one in the eye

archaic foil


breakthrough, step forward