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failure

fail·ure

failure

 
 
pronunciation:
feIl yr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or result of failing.
synonyms:
bomb, flop
antonyms:
achievement, success, victory
similar words:
bust, debacle, defeat, dud, failing, fiasco, fizzle, lemon, miscarriage, miss, muff, washout
definition 2: a person or thing that fails or does not succeed.
antonyms:
bestseller, success
similar words:
bomb, bungler, bust, debacle, dud, failing, fiasco, fizzle, flop, lemon, loser, schlemiel, washout
definition 3: an insufficiency or inadequacy.
a crop failure
synonyms:
deficiency, insufficiency
similar words:
dearth, failing, lack
definition 4: a stopping of normal functioning or performance.
equipment failure
synonyms:
breakdown, malfunction
similar words:
dysfunction, fatigue, miscarriage, stall, stoppage
definition 5: weakening; decline.
synonyms:
decline, weakening
antonyms:
growth
similar words:
decay, ebb, loss
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