lossful

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

loss +‎ -ful

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lossful ‎(comparative more lossful, superlative most lossful)

  1. (archaic) Causing loss or damage; harmful.
    • 1611, John Donne, An Anatomy of the World
      Sing on, thou virgin soul, whose lossful gain / Thy love-sick parents have bewail'd in vain...
  2. (telecommunications, computing) Lossy; involving loss of information.
    • 2008, Edward Szewczak, Selected Readings on the Human Side of Information Technology
      Thresholding and neighborhood definition are further lossful transformations which make details of the original application data virtually unrecoverable.