non·​achieve·​ment ˌnän-ə-ˈchēv-mənt How to pronounce nonachievement (audio)
: lack of achievement : failure to achieve a desired end or aim
reflecting on one's achievements and nonachievements
The reasons for partial or nonachievement of planned goals are provided without excuse or blame.Joan Gratto Liebler and Charles R. McConnell

Examples of nonachievement in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Where some purists see an arbitrary nonachievement, others see a fun and worthy goal. Jon Gluck, New York Times, 5 Apr. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonachievement was in 1869

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“Nonachievement.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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