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Pyrrhic

Pyr´rhic
a.1.Of or pertaining to an ancient Greek martial dance.
2.(Pros.) Of or pertaining to a pyrrhic, or to pyrrhics; containing pyrrhic; as, a pyrrhic verse.
Pyrrhic victory
a - a victory in which the winning side sustains very heavy losses.
b - any act supposedly benefitting the actor, for which the costs outweight the benefits.
n.1.An ancient Greek martial dance, to the accompaniment of the flute, its time being very quick.
2.(Pros.) A foot consisting of two short syllables.
Noun1.pyrrhic - a metrical unit with unstressed-unstressed syllables
Synonyms: dibrach
2.pyrrhic - an ancient Greek dance imitating the motions of warfare
Adj.1.pyrrhic - of or relating to a war dance of ancient Greece; "pyrrhic dance movements"
2.pyrrhic - of or relating to or containing a metrical foot of two unstressed syllables; "pyrrhic verses"
3.pyrrhic - of or relating to or resembling Pyrrhus or his exploits (especially his sustaining staggering losses in order to defeat the Romans); "a Pyrrhic victory"
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