Definition of Foiled

1. Adjective. Disappointingly unsuccessful. "His best efforts were thwarted"

Exact synonyms: Defeated, Disappointed, Discomfited, Frustrated, Thwarted
Similar to: Unsuccessful
Derivative terms: Discomfited



Definition of Foiled

1. Verb. (past of FOIL) ¹

2. Verb. (past of foil) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Foiled

1. foil [v] - See also: foil

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Foiled

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foh
fohawk
fohawks
fohn
fohns
fohs
foiba
foible
foibles
foid
foids
foie gras
foil
foilable
foiled (current term)
foiler
foilers
foiling
foilings
foilist
foilists
foils
foilsman
foilsmen
foin
foine
foined
foinery
foining

Literary usage of Foiled

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1. Thucydides Translated Into English by Benjamin Jowett, Thucydides (1881)
"At the same time they kept watch about the gates ; and thus the conspiracy was foiled. ... foiled ..."

2. Manners and Customs of the Japanese, in the Nineteenth Century by Philipp Franz von Siebold (1841)
"Sir Stamford Raffles' Pacific Mission.—foiled by Dutch President. ... The slight attempt made by the English under Charles II., which the Dutch foiled by ..."

3. Lives of the Queens of England of the House of Hanover by Doran (John) (1875)
"The scheming mother foiled— ... her innocence—Decision of the consistorial court—The sages of the law foiled by the princess—Condemned to captivity in the ..."

4. Southern History of the War by Edward Alfred Pollard (1865)
"Meade foiled.—The "On-to-Rich- mond" Delayed. WE must take the reader's attention from military campaigns to certain political movements, which, ..."

5. Samuel F.B. Morse: His Letters and Journals by Samuel Finley Breese Morse, Edward Lind Morse (1914)
"Bloody plot foiled. — Plans to leave for Florence. — Sends casts, etc., to National Academy of Design. — Leaves Rome.— Dangers of the journey.— Florence. ..."

6. A History of the Commonwealth of Florence: From the Earliest Independence of by Thomas Adolphus Trollope (1865)
"... on the Arno—Feeling of parties in the city—Street broils—Second mention of the Medici— Neri Abate fires the city—Bianchi foiled in seizing the city—Neri ..."

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