Synonyms of lost in English:



  • 1 they were all searching for her lost keys a lost cat
    missing, strayed, gone missing/astray, 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 I went for a walk in the woods and I got lost
    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
    missed, forfeited, neglected, wasted, squandered, dissipated, gone by the board
    informal down the drain
  • 4 lost traditional values
    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vanished, forgotten, unremembered, unrecalled, consigned to oblivion, extinct, dead, lost and gone, lost in time; out of date, outmoded; Frenchpassé
  • 5 a lament over lost species and habitats
  • 6 a lost cause
    hopeless, beyond hope, failed, despaired of, beyond remedy, beyond recovery
  • 7 lost souls
    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
  • 9 Father Reynard was lost in his own thoughts
    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 lostgo awaygoleavedepartget goingget outbe off with youshoo informalscrambe on your wayrun alongbeat itskedaddlesplitvamoosescatpush offbuzz offshove offclear offgo (and) jump in the lakeBritish informalhop itbog offnaff offon your bikeget alongsling your hookNorth American informalbug offlight outhaul offhaul asstake a powderhit the trailtake a hikeAustralian informalnick offAustralian/New Zealand informalrack offSouth African informalvoetsakhamba vulgar slangbugger offpiss offfuck offBritish vulgar slangsod off literarybegoneavaunt

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