Thesaurus > Related Words: failure

  Words related to failure

Related / Similar Words: loser, nonstarter, unsuccessful person, bankruptcy

 

Definition:
  • an unexpected omission; "he resented my failure to return his call"; "the mechanic''s failure to check the brakes";
  • an act that fails; "his failure to pass the test";
  • an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose; "the surprise party was a complete failure";
  • a person with a record of failing; someone who loses consistently;
  • loss of ability to function normally; "kidney failure";
  • lack of success; "he felt that his entire life had been a failure"; "that year there was a crop failure";
  • 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";

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    Hyponyms: disappointment, dashing hopes, breach, copout, failing, naught, loss, backsliding, lapse, lapsing, relapse, relapsing, reversion, reverting, error, misplay, out, nonconformity, default, nonpayment, nonremittal, downfall, ruin, ruination, flame-out, malfunction, miscarriage, abortion, miss, misfire, flop, bust, malformation, miscreation, breakdown, equipment failure, defeat, licking, bankrupt, insolvent, flash in the pan, dud, washout, underdog, heart failure, coronary failure, renal failure, kidney failure, bankruptcy, bank failure, crop failure, dead duck

     

    Derivational Morphology: fail, neglect, go wrong, miscarry, lose, go bad, give way, die, give out, conk out, go, break, break down, bankrupt, ruin, smash

     

    Language Translations:
    Chinese: 失败   Danish: fejl  
    Dutch: mislukking   French: échec  
    German: Misserfolg   Greek: αποτυχία  
    Hebrew: כשלון   Ido: fiasko  
    Italian: fallimento   Latvian: neizdošanās  
    Polish: niepowodzenie   Portuguese: falha  
    Russian: провал   Slovene: neuspeh  
    Spanish: fallo   Swedish: misslyckande  
    Telugu: వైఫల్యం  
     
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