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Noun Concept
Categories: Metaphors referring to war and violence, Victory, Articles with short description, Attrition warfare, Pyrrhic War
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Pyrrhic victory
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A victory that is won by incurring terrible losses WordNet 3.0
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A victory that is won by incurring terrible losses WordNet 3.0 & WordNet 2020
A Pyrrhic victory is a victory that inflicts such a devastating toll on the victor that it is tantamount to defeat. Wikipedia
A victory at an unsustainable cost Wikidata
A victory which was achieved with great sacrifice and possibly amounts to a defeat. OmegaWiki
A very costly victory, wherein the considerable losses outweigh the gain, so as to render the struggle not worth the cost. Wiktionary
A costly victory. Wiktionary (translation)