Pyrrhic-victory meaning

pirik, pirik
The definition of a Pyrrhic victory is a win where the victor suffers very big losses.

An example of a Pyrrhic victory is the Battle of the Alamo.

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A victory that is offset by staggering losses.
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A too-costly victory.
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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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Origin of pyrrhic-victory

  • After Pyrrhus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary