- of, relating to, or like Cadmus.
Origin of Cadmean
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A Cadmean victory was one in which the victors suffered as much as their enemies.Familiar Quotations
He was everywhere defeated, or his victories were Cadmean, as disastrous as defeats.
It would be a Cadmean victory in which the victor would suffer as much as the vanquished.How to be Happy Though Married
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Altogether, perhaps, in some way or other, seven-eighths of the life of man is taken up by the Cadmean Art.
Yet he who thought he ought to have a Cadmean victory, carried on his conquest.