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Pyrrhic victory

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EtymologyEdit

Eponymous of the Greek king Pyrrhus of Epirus, who suffered heavy losses while defeating the Romans.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌpɪɹ.ɪk ˈvɪk.t(ə)ɹ.i/
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NounEdit

Pyrrhic victory (plural Pyrrhic victories)

  1. A very costly victory, wherein the considerable losses outweigh the gain, so as to render the struggle not worth the cost.

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