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huggermugger

Synonyms:

cloak-and-dagger, covertly, secretiveness, Clandestinity, Secretness, Covertness, clandestinely, clandestineness, huggermuggery, clandestine.
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Correct spelling:
foiled

Synonyms:

adjective
disappointed
chapfallen, up set, worsted, shot down, down in the dumps, hopeless, down in dumps, taken down, unsatisfied.
done for
ausgespielt, kaput, had it, washed up, packed up, packed-up.
failing
unsuccessful.
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unsuccessful
frustrated, failed, vain, fruitless, thwarted, pointless, losing, futile, abortive, useless, unsuccessful, ineffectual.
noun
foiled
discomfited, defeated, disappointed, unsuccessful, frustrated, thwarted.
verb
defeated
overthrown, overcome, Trumped, overpowered, humbled, Checkmated, Overthrew, Overcame, beaten, won, crushed, Outdid, quelled, routed, Captured, overturned, conquered, mastered, beat, outplayed, Subjected, Predominated, subdued, surmounted, defeated, outdone, Triumphed, Trounced, vanquished, Whipped.
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Examples of usage:
  1. He had been foiled thus far in every effort to obtain possession of Phil. – Phil the Fiddler by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  2. Where he had passed the hours remained an impenetrable mystery; and the sergeant had to confess himself foiled. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  3. By this simple method, the bees which come to make the attack will be foiled, and constrained to act with great disadvantage. – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton
  4. And if thou suffer thyself to be thus shamefully foiled, notwithstanding all the assistance offered to thee, what canst thou expect at the last day but the insults of those very evil spirits to whom thou hast given so cheap a victory. – True Christianity by Johann Arndt
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