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Cadmean victory

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noun
a victory attained at as great a loss to the victor as to the vanquished.
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Compare Pyrrhic victory.

Origin of Cadmean victory

First recorded in 1595–1605

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British Dictionary definitions for Cadmean victory

Cadmean victory
/ (ˈkædmɪən) /

noun
another name for Pyrrhic victory
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