Polish English Dictionary

język polski - English

porażka in English:

1. discomfiture discomfiture


Robert could hardly keep his countenance and she took pleasure in his discomfiture

English word "porażka"(discomfiture) occurs in sets:

Fiszki z książki - "Uncanny Tales" (Various)
Fiszki z książki - "Hints on Driving" (C. S. Ward)
Fiszki z książki - "Gabriel Conroy" (Bert Harte)
Fiszki z książki - "Bolanyo" (Opie Percival Read)
Fiszki z książki - "Audrey Craven" (May Sinclair)

2. defeat


Let's just hope that our army defeats the enemy army and we can live in peace again.
The defeat didn't dampen his spirits.
Poland defeated Montenegro in a recent football match.
to defeat
Victory and defeat aren't solely decided by the size of your army.
Beyond the Right's populism and the dispersion of the Left which have made this situation possible, I take full responsibility for this defeat and draw the necessary conclusions by retiring from political life after the end of the presidential election.
Defeat and failure make people too humble.
Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.
Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.
What happened ysterday was a crushing defeat and I cannot call it otherwise.
He is very strong--so much so that no one can defeat him.
Mr Trump defeated his rival Hillary Clinton to become the USA's 45th President.
In some computer games you have to attack an enemy and defeat them.
Tanks and planes may defeat the troops but they cannot conquer the people.

English word "porażka"(defeat) occurs in sets:

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3. failure


Some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all — in which case, you fail by default."
business failure
For some companies their treatment of their employees or clients at any given time could affect their share prices and so inevitably have a great influence on the company’s success or failure.
He who wants to travel the path of wisdom must not fear failure, for no matter how much progress he makes, his goal remains unattainably far off.
Britain's currency crisis has turned into a political one over government failure to stop the pound from going into free-fall.
I think this not a method that I can really recommend unless you are willing to risk failure.
Kimura is a Tokyo university graduate who became a taxi driver. According to some people's standards, he might be considered a failure, but I think it's fine as long as he likes driving.
It has been said that a man at ten is an animal, at twenty a lunatic, at thirty a failure, at forty a fraud, and at fifty a criminal.
Words alone cannot meet the needs of our people. These needs will be met only if we act boldly in the years ahead; and if we understand that the challenges we face are shared, and our failure to meet them will hurt us all.
For any type of organisation, internal harmony and unity are important factors in deciding its success or failure.
It's not long gone failure, nor heroic deeds to come, but here and now, which you should consider.
The failure or inability of the younger and older generation to communicate and understand each other is often reffered to as "the gap generation".
Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.
Especially over the last 20 years, the purported link between progressive welfare policies and economic failure in the Northern European countries seems to point to the difficulty of sustaining both full social welfare and international competitivity.
Calculating the risk which is involved in the event of failure, he demanded a show-down with the other party.

English word "porażka"(failure) occurs in sets:

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4. fail


It looks like the peace talks are failing.
All right, do it your own way, but don't blame me if you fail.
I've failed.
Right now my score in Cooking is about 45 out of 100. Great isn't it? That's not a fail!
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
In North America it is against the law to fail to fasten your seatbelt.
Causing competitors to fail, obtaining confidential information, something that big business just can't do without - high risk but at the same time high return work.
Given our interdependence, any world order that elevates one nation or group of people over another will inevitably fail. So whatever we think of the past, we must not be prisoners of it.
enterpreneurs fail
It's a perfect strategy, it can't fail
"Movies that are badly made usually fail at the box office."
when something such as a machine or an important part of your body fails, it stops working properly
Promise you will never fail me. What happens if a player fails to turn up for a game?
Well-trained dogs rarely fail to follow instructions.
The time would fail me if I were to recite all the big names in history whose exploits are perfectly irrational and even shocking to the business mind.

5. setback


Our negotiations to lower export taxes suffered a big setback.
It's only a minor setback.
Automobile sales suffered a setback at the end of the financial year.
Today’s result was a major setback for the team.
A setback may cause you to take longer to succeed. It doesn't necessarily prevent you from succeeding.
However, I have recently heard that there have been setbacks during the parallel negotiations in Brussels.
He had been recovering, but he suffered a setback last week.
face the setbacks
this would be a setback to our plans
discussions are now taking place in the context of two major setbacks to American efforts in Afghanistan
Then yesterday she had a setback
Have you experienced any setbacks?
The company faced a big setback when their premises were burned down, but they vowed to recover quickly.
The construction had some delay due to unforeseen setbacks.
There were many setbacks in the development of the town.

English word "porażka"(setback) occurs in sets:

nouns based on idioms