Meaning of FAILURE in English


n. 25B6; noun

the failure of the assassination attempt : LACK OF SUCCESS, non-fulfilment, defeat, collapse, foundering.

all his schemes had been a failure : FIASCO, debacle, catastrophe, disaster; informal flop, washout, dead loss; N. Amer. informal snafu, clinker.

she was regarded as a failure : LOSER, underachiever, ne'er-do-well, disappointment; informal no-hoper, dead loss.

a failure in duty : NEGLIGENCE, remissness, dereliction; omission, oversight.

a crop failure : INADEQUACY, insufficiency, deficiency.

the failure of the camera : BREAKING DOWN, breakdown, malfunction; crash.

company failures : COLLAPSE, crash, bankruptcy, insolvency, liquidation, closure.


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