Synonyms of failure


1. failure, nonaccomplishment, nonachievement

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

2. failure, happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event

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

3. failure, fortune, destiny, fate, luck, lot, circumstances, portion

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

4. failure, loser, nonstarter, unsuccessful person, unfortunate, unfortunate person

usage: a person with a record of failing; someone who loses consistently

5. failure, omission, skip

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

6. bankruptcy, failure, insolvency

usage: 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"

7. failure, disorder, upset

usage: loss of ability to function normally; "kidney failure"

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Definition and meaning of failure (Dictionary)