Synonyms and Antonyms of falling short
to be unsuccessful
- The movie fell short of its viewers' expectations.
bombing, collapsing, cratering, failing, flaming out, flopping, flunking, folding, foundering, missing, striking out, tanking, washing out
declining, sinking, skidding, slipping, slumping, waning
crashing, crumbling, miscarrying, misfiring
to go wrong
- The biography falls short by neglecting to explore the subject's faults as well as his virtues.
breaking down, busting, conking (out), crashing, dying, failing, foundering, stalling
bombing, fizzling, flaming out, flopping, flunking, folding, washing out
declining, skidding, slipping, slumping, tanking, waning