nonachievement

noun
non·​achieve·​ment | \ ˌnän-ə-ˈchēv-mənt How to pronounce nonachievement (audio) \

Definition of nonachievement

: 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

Synonyms & Antonyms for nonachievement

Synonyms

Antonyms

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'nonachievement.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of nonachievement

1869, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About nonachievement

Time Traveler for nonachievement

Time Traveler

The first known use of nonachievement was in 1869

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near nonachievement

nonaccrual

nonachievement

nonachromatic

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for nonachievement

Cite this Entry

“Nonachievement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonachievement. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

The Great British Vocabulary Quiz

  • union jack speech bubble
  • Named after Sir Robert Peel, what are British police called?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!