failure


failure
noun
1)

the failure of the assassination attempt

Syn:
lack of success, nonfulfillment, defeat, collapse, foundering
Ant:
success
2)

all his schemes had been a failure

Syn:
fiasco, debacle, catastrophe, disaster; informal flop, megaflop, washout, dead loss, snafu, clinker, dud, no-go
Ant:
success
3)

she was regarded as a failure

Syn:
loser, underachiever, ne'er-do-well, disappointment; informal no-hoper, dead loss, dud, write-off
Ant:
success
4)

his failure in duty

Syn:
negligence, dereliction; omission, oversight
5)

a crop failure

Syn:
inadequacy, insufficiency, deficiency, dearth, scarcity, shortfall
6)

the failure of the camera

Syn:
breaking down, breakdown, malfunction; crash
7)

company failures

Syn:
collapse, crash, bankruptcy, insolvency, liquidation, closure
Ant:
success

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