Synonyms of foiled


1. foil, contrast, counterpoint

usage: enhance by contrast; "In this picture, the figures are foiled against the background"

2. thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk, prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid

usage: hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"

3. foil, cover

usage: cover or back with foil; "foil mirrors"


1. defeated, disappointed, discomfited, foiled, frustrated, thwarted, unsuccessful (vs. successful)

usage: 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"

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Definition and meaning of foiled (Dictionary)