the nonperformance of an assigned or expected action <your failure to check the batteries in the smoke detector could have tragic results>
a falling short of one's goals <the failure of the school's fund-raising drive was a big disappointment to all> Related Words futility
something that has failed <the students' first attempt to build a homemade rocket was a disappointing failure> Synonyms bomb
a falling short of an essential or desirable amount or number <the failure of the potato crop had a devastating effect on the population of Ireland> Synonyms crunch
the inability to pay one's debts <years of prolonged economic depression, when business failures were common>
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