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Meaning of FAILURE

Pronunciation:  'feylyur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an unexpected omission; "he resented my failure to return his call"; "the mechanic's failure to check the brakes"
  2. [n]  an act that fails; "his failure to pass the test"
  3. [n]  an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose; "the surprise party was a complete failure"
  4. [n]  a person with a record of failing; someone who loses consistently
  5. [n]  loss of ability to function normally; "kidney failure"
  6. [n]  lack of success; "he felt that his entire life had been a failure"; "that year there was a crop failure"
  7. [n]  inability to discharge all your debts as they come due; "the company had to declare bankruptcy"; "fraudulent loans led to the failure of many banks"
 

FAILURE is a 7 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: loser, nonstarter, unsuccessful person
 
 Antonyms: achiever, succeeder, success, success, success, winner
 
 See Also: abortion, backsliding, bank failure, bankrupt, bankruptcy, breach, breakdown, bust, circumstances, copout, coronary failure, crop failure, dashing hopes, default, destiny, disappointment, disorder, downfall, dud, equipment failure, error, failing, fate, flash in the pan, flop, flop, fortune, happening, heart failure, insolvency, insolvent, kidney failure, lapse, lapsing, loss, lot, luck, malformation, malfunction, miscarriage, miscreation, misfire, misplay, miss, natural event, naught, nonaccomplishment, nonachievement, nonconformity, nonpayment, nonremittal, occurrence, omission, out, portion, relapse, relapsing, renal failure, reversion, reverting, ruin, ruination, skip, underdog, unfortunate, unfortunate person, upset, washout

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fail"ure\, n. [From {Fail}.]
1. Cessation of supply, or total defect; a failing;
   deficiency; as, failure of rain; failure of crops.

2. Omission; nonperformance; as, the failure to keep a
   promise.

3. Want of success; the state of having failed.

4. Decay, or defect from decay; deterioration; as, the
   failure of memory or of sight.

5. A becoming insolvent; bankruptcy; suspension of payment;
   as, failure in business.

6. A failing; a slight fault. [Obs.] --Johnson.

 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

The inability of a system or system component to perform a required function within specified limits. A failure may be produced when a fault is encountered.

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dreaming of failure means your fears of inadequacy, low self-esteem and foretells that you are not applying yourself to the fullest potential. You are overwhelmed with anxiety and the pressure to excel. Dreaming that your business is a failure means bad management and that you need to be more aggressive and not let fear rule you.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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vice, vulgarity, vulnerable place, wane, waning, washout, Waterloo, weak link, weak point, weak side, weakness, whipping, word-of-mouth success, work, work of Penelope, wrong
 

 

 

 

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