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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. disappointingly unsuccessful;
- Example: "disappointed expectations and thwarted ambitions"
- Example: "their foiled attempt to capture Calais"
- Example: "many frustrated poets end as pipe-smoking teachers"
- Example: "his best efforts were thwarted"
[syn: defeated, disappointed, discomfited, foiled, frustrated, thwarted]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Foil \Foil\ (foil), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Foiled (foild); p. pr. & vb. n. Foiling.] [F. fouler to tread or trample under one's feet, to press, oppress. See Full, v. t.] 1. To tread under foot; to trample. [1913 Webster] King Richard . . . caused the ensigns of Leopold to be pulled down and foiled under foot. --Knoless. [1913 Webster] Whom he did all to pieces breake and foyle, In filthy durt, and left so in the loathely soyle. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To render (an effort or attempt) vain or nugatory; to baffle; to outwit; to balk; to frustrate; to defeat. [1913 Webster] And by ? mortal man at length am foiled. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Her long locks that foil the painter's power. --Byron. [1913 Webster] 3. To blunt; to dull; to spoil; as, to foil the scent in chase. --Addison. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

foiled adj 1: disappointingly unsuccessful; "disappointed expectations and thwarted ambitions"; "their foiled attempt to capture Calais"; "many frustrated poets end as pipe-smoking teachers"; "his best efforts were thwarted" [syn: defeated, disappointed, discomfited, foiled, frustrated, thwarted]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

25 Moby Thesaurus words for "foiled": baffled, balked, betrayed, bilked, blasted, blighted, chapfallen, crestfallen, crossed, crushed, dashed, defeated, disappointed, dished, disillusioned, dissatisfied, frustrated, ill done-by, ill-served, let down, out of countenance, regretful, sorely disappointed, soured, thwarted