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Adjective: foiled  foyld
  1. Disappointingly unsuccessful
    "their foiled attempt to capture Calais";
    - defeated, disappointed, discomfited, frustrated, thwarted
Verb: foil  foyl
  1. Enhance by contrast
    "In this picture, the figures are foiled against the background"
     
  2. Hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
    "foil your opponent";
    - thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk
     
  3. Cover or back with foil
    "foil mirrors"

See also: unsuccessful

Type of: contrast, counterpoint, cover, forbid, foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent

Encyclopedia: Foiled

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