failure


failure

noun

Definition of FAILURE

1
the nonperformance of an assigned or expected action <your failure to check the batteries in the smoke detector could have tragic results>
Near Antonyms compliance, discharge, fulfillment (or fulfilment)
2
a falling short of one's goals <the failure of the school's fund-raising drive was a big disappointment to all>
Near Antonyms victory, win
3
something that has failed <the students' first attempt to build a homemade rocket was a disappointing failure>
Near Antonyms corker, crackerjack (also crackajack), dandy, jim-dandy, phenomenon
4
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>
5
the inability to pay one's debts <years of prolonged economic depression, when business failures were common>
Related Words Chapter 11
Antonyms solvency

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