Definition of Setback:

  1. A plain, flat offset in a wall.

  2. A reversal or check in progress.

  3. Distance from a curb, road, or any other established reference line within which no building or structure may be erected.

  4. The distance by which a building or part of a building is set back from the property line.

Synonyms of Setback

Arrest, Arrestation, Arrestment, Atavism, Backset, Backsliding, Backward deviation, Backward motion, Backward step, Bafflement, Balk, Betrayed hope, Blasted expectation, Blighted hope, Blockage, Blocking, Blow, Buffet, Check, Checkmate, Clogging, Closing up, Closure, Comedown, Confusion, Constriction, Cramp, Cruel disappointment, Dash, Dashed hope, Deceleration, Defeat, Delay, Descent, Detainment, Detention, Disappointment, Discomfiture, Disillusionment, Dissatisfaction, Down, Drag, Ease-off, Ease-up, Failure, Fallen countenance, Falling back, Fiasco, Fixation, Fizzle, Flagging, Foil, Foiling, Foot-dragging, Forlorn hope, Frustration, Hampering, Hindering, Hindrance, Holdback, Holdup, Hope deferred, Impediment, Inhibition, Interference, Interruption, Lag, Lapse, Let, Letdown, Letup, Minus acceleration, Mirage, Negativism, Nuisance value, Obstacle, Obstruction, Obstructionism, Occlusion, Opposition, Reaction, Rebuff, Recession, Recidivation, Recidivism, Recrudescence, Recurrence, Reentry, Refluence, Reflux, Regress, Regression, Relapse, Renewal, Repression, Repulse, Resistance, Restraint, Restriction, Retardation, Retardment, Retroaction, Retrocession, Retroflexion, Retrogradation, Retrogression, Retrusion, Return, Reversal, Reverse, Reverse of fortune, Reversion, Rollback, Rout, Severe check, Slack-up, Slackening, Slowdown, Slowing, Slowing down, Slowup, Sore disappointment, Squeeze, Sternway, Stranglehold, Stricture, Stumbling block, Suppression, Tantalization, Tease, Throwback, Problem, Difficulty, Issue, Hitch, Complication, Upset, Disappointment, Misfortune, Mishap, Piece of bad luck, Unfortunate development, Reversal, Reverse, Reverse of fortune

How to use Setback in a sentence?

  1. We do not need windows in walls facing small setbacks to gain light and ventilation.
  2. They had to get permission to overlap the citys setback lines.
  3. A serious setback for the peace process.

Meaning of Setback & Setback Definition