failure

failure

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English

Etymology

From Anglo-Norman failer, from Old French faillir (to fail).

Pronunciation

  • (Canada, General American) IPA(key): /ˈfeɪlˌjɚ/

Noun

failure (countable and uncountable, plural failures)

  1. State or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, opposite of success.
  2. An object, person or endeavour in a state of failure or incapable of success.
  3. Termination of the ability of an item to perform its required function; breakdown. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  4. Bankruptcy.

Synonyms

  • (person incapable of success): loser

Antonyms

  • (state or condition): success, triumph

Related terms

  • fail

Translations

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