Dictionary Results for failure


1. failure - noun

· an act that fails; "his failure to pass the test"

Hypernym(s): nonaccomplishment, nonachievement




2. failure - noun

· an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose; "the surprise party was a complete failure"

Hypernym(s): happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural_event

Antonym(s): success




3. failure - noun

· lack of success; "he felt that his entire life had been a failure"; "that year there was a crop failure"

Hypernym(s): fortune, destiny, fate, luck, lot, circumstances, portion

Antonym(s): success




4. failure - noun

· a person with a record of failing; someone who loses consistently

Synonym(s): loser, nonstarter, unsuccessful_person

Hypernym(s): unfortunate, unfortunate_person




5. failure - noun

· an unexpected omission; "he resented my failure to return his call"; "the mechanic's failure to check the brakes"

Hypernym(s): omission, skip




6. failure - noun

· inability to discharge all your debts as they come due; "the company had to declare bankruptcy"; "fraudulent loans led to the failure of many banks"

Synonym(s): bankruptcy

Hypernym(s): insolvency




7. failure - noun

· loss of ability to function normally; "kidney failure"

Hypernym(s): disorder, upset





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