Synonyms of dud


1. flop, dud, washout, failure, loser, nonstarter, unsuccessful person

usage: someone who is unsuccessful

2. misfire, dud, breakdown, equipment failure

usage: an explosion that fails to occur

3. turkey, bomb, dud, flop, bust, fizzle

usage: an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual; "the first experiment was a real turkey"; "the meeting was a dud as far as new business was concerned"


1. dud, unloaded (vs. loaded)

usage: failing to detonate; especially not charged with an active explosive; "he stepped on a dud mine"

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