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A victory that is offset by staggering losses.
a victory in which the victor's losses are as great as those of the defeated. Also called: Cadmean victory
[named after Pyrrhus, who defeated the Romans at Asculum in 279 bc but suffered heavy losses]
a victory or goal achieved at too great a cost.
[1880–85; < Greek Pyrrhikós; after a remark attributed by Plutarch to Pyrrhus, who declared, after a costly victory over the Romans, that another similar victory would ruin him]
One which proves more costly than defeat. Named for the Greek ruler who defeated a Roman army in 280 BC.
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|Noun||1.||Pyrrhic victory - a victory that is won by incurring terrible losses|
Pyrrhussiegeinen Pyrrhussieg erringen
victoire à la Pyrrhus