HyperDic: nonstarter

English > 2 senses of the word nonstarter:
NOUNperson nonstarter, failure, loser, unsuccessful persona person with a record of failing
animalnonstartera horse that fails to run in a race for which it has been entered
nonstarter > pronunciation
Soundsnaanstaa'rter
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > nonstarter: 2 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person with a record of failing; someone who loses consistently.
Synonymsfailure, loser, unsuccessful person
Narrowerbankrupt, insolventsomeone who has insufficient assets to cover their debts
flash in the pansomeone who enjoys / enjoys / enjoys transient success but then fails
flop, dud, washoutsomeone who is unsuccessful
underdogOne at a disadvantage and expected to lose
Broaderunfortunate, unfortunate personA person who suffers misfortune
Oppositeachiever, winner, success, succeederA person with a record / record of successes
Spanishperdedor
Catalanperdedor
English > nonstarter: 2 senses > noun 2, animal
MeaningA horse that fails to run in a race for which it has been entered.
Broaderracehorse, race horse, bangtailA horse bred for racing

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