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pyrrhic1 US English

(Of a victory) won at too great a cost to have been worthwhile for the victor

pyrrhic2 US English

A metrical foot of two short or unaccented syllables

pyrrhic New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

metrical foot of two short or unaccented syllables

pyrrhic US English

(Of a victory) won at too great a cost to have been worthwhile for the victor

Pyrrhic in pyrrhic1 US English

(Of a victory) won at too great a cost to have been worthwhile for the victor

pyrrhic victory New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

victory won at too great a cost to the victor

pyrrhic victory in Pyrrhus New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(c.318–272 bc), king of Epirus, who had a pyrrhic victory against the Romans