how to pronounce defeating


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the above transcription of defeating is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

defeating is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of defeating in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… arrangement is self-defeating in a …”

meanings of defeating


  1. Present participle of defeat.

defeating frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word defeating occurs in english on average 2.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics defeating can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that defeating can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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