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failure



noun
1. an act that fails (Freq. 18)
- his failure to pass the test
Derivationally related forms:
fail
Hypernyms:
nonaccomplishment, nonachievement
Hyponyms:
failing, flunk, naught, loss, backsliding,
lapse, lapsing, relapse, relapsing, reversion, reverting,
error, misplay, out, nonconformity, nonconformance, default,
nonpayment, nonremittal
2. an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose (Freq. 10)
- the surprise party was a complete failure
Ant:
success
Derivationally related forms:
fail
Hypernyms:
happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event
Hyponyms:
downfall, ruin, ruination, flame-out, malfunction,
miscarriage, abortion, miss, misfire, flop, bust,
bust, malformation, miscreation, breakdown, equipment failure,
defeat, licking
3. lack of success (Freq. 3)
- he felt that his entire life had been a failure
- that year there was a crop failure
Ant:
success
Derivationally related forms:
fail
Hypernyms:
fortune, destiny, fate, luck, lot,
circumstances, portion
Hyponyms:
bankruptcy, bank failure, crop failure, dead duck
4. a person with a record of failing;
someone who loses consistently (Freq. 3)
Syn:
loser, nonstarter, unsuccessful person
Ant:
achiever (for: loser)
Derivationally related forms:
lose (for: loser), fail
Hypernyms:
unfortunate, unfortunate person
Hyponyms:
bankrupt, insolvent, flash in the pan, flop, dud,
washout, underdog
5. an unexpected omission (Freq. 1)
- he resented my failure to return his call
- the mechanic's failure to check the brakes
Derivationally related forms:
fail
Hypernyms:
omission, skip
Hyponyms:
disappointment, dashing hopes, breach, copout
6. 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
Syn:
bankruptcy
Derivationally related forms:
fail, bankrupt (for: bankruptcy)
Hypernyms:
insolvency
7. loss of ability to function normally
- kidney failure
Derivationally related forms:
fail
Hypernyms:
disorder, upset
Hyponyms:
heart failure, coronary failure, renal failure, kidney failure

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