Failure

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English

Noun

Failure (plural Failures)
  1. State or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, opposite of success.
  2. An object, person or endeavour in a state of failure or incapable of success.
  3. Termination of the ability of an item to perform its required function, breakdown.

Adjectives for Failure

impending; eventual; despicable; grievous; pathetic; distressed; architectural; expensive; wasteful; baking; partial; corresponding; miserable; irritating; repeated; dismal; celebrated; melancholy; appalling; foredoomed; regretted; vacillatory; consecutive (plural) ; preliminary; scholastic; abject; pitiable; sensible; ignominious; hideous; frantic; predestined; lamentable; mental; conspicuous; habitual; heroic; inexplicable; un¬happy; indefensible; depressing; sudden; gigantic; pioneering.

Verbs for Failure

ameliorate —; avert —; brood over —; court —; face —; foredoom to —; foretell —; grapple with —; indemnify against —; insure against —; offset —; overcome —; precipitate —; predict —; punish —; view as —; — disheartens; — dismays; — impends; — invalidates; — looms.

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Etymology

From Anglo-Norman failer, from Old French faillir (to fail).

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