The condition or fact of being insufficient or falling short:
The definition of a loser is a person who is defeated or disadvantaged, is habitually failing or who is considered unpopular.
One that does not start:
Find another word for also-ran. In this page you can discover 9 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for also-ran, like: defeated player, failure, loser, nonstarter, unsuccessful candidate, unsuccessful challenger, unsuccessful person, winner and defeatee.