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noun
  1. A very costly victory, wherein the considerable losses outweigh the gain, so as to render the battle unfavourable.
    • "Tough pensions regulation designed to protect employees in final-salary occupational schemes will prove a pyrrhic victory for unions and the government, a report warned yesterday." —The Guardian, October 6, 2005
Translations:
  • French: Victoire í  la Pyrrhus
  • German: Pyrrhussieg
  • Spanish: victoria pí­rrica
Etymology: Eponymous of the Greek king w:Pyrrhus of Epirus, Pyrrhus of Epirus, who suffered heavy losses while defeating the Romans.


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