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1. failure

noun. ['ˈfeɪljɝ'] an act that fails.

Synonyms

  • nonconformance
  • lapsing
  • default
  • reversion
  • nonremittal
  • reverting
  • out
  • nonachievement
  • relapse
  • nonaccomplishment
  • backsliding
  • naught
  • error
  • nonpayment
  • lapse
  • relapsing
  • nonconformity
  • flunk
  • misplay
  • failing

Antonyms

  • passing
  • sympatry
  • absence
  • live birth

Etymology

  • failer (Anglo-Norman)
  • faillir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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How do you pronounce failure?

Pronounce failure as ˈfeɪljər.

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How do you spell failure? Is it faliure ?

A common misspelling of failure is faliure

Example sentences of the word failure


1. Noun, singular or mass
Never take a set past technical failure -- the point at which form begins to break down.

Quotes containing the word failure


1. Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
- Winston S. Churchill

2. Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.
- Napoleon Hill

3. Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
- Confucius

2. failure

noun. ['ˈfeɪljɝ'] an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose.

Synonyms

  • licking
  • equipment failure
  • miscarriage
  • defeat
  • breakdown
  • miss
  • ruin
  • fizzle
  • flame-out
  • flop
  • bust
  • ruination
  • occurrent
  • downfall
  • misfire
  • miscreation
  • natural event
  • abortion
  • happening
  • malformation
  • malfunction

Antonyms

  • victory
  • succumb
  • synthesis
  • man

Etymology

  • failer (Anglo-Norman)
  • faillir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. failure

noun. ['ˈfeɪljɝ'] a person with a record of failing; someone who loses consistently.

Synonyms

  • washout
  • unfortunate
  • unfortunate person
  • unsuccessful person
  • nonstarter
  • flop
  • flash in the pan
  • underdog
  • loser
  • dud
  • bankrupt

Antonyms

  • mind
  • attend to
  • succeed
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • failer (Anglo-Norman)
  • faillir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. failure

noun. ['ˈfeɪljɝ'] lack of success.

Synonyms

  • fate
  • portion
  • crop failure
  • lot
  • dead duck
  • destiny
  • bankruptcy
  • bank failure
  • fortune
  • circumstances

Antonyms

  • hit
  • confront
  • repair
  • make

Etymology

  • failer (Anglo-Norman)
  • faillir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. failure

noun. ['ˈfeɪljɝ'] an unexpected omission.

Synonyms

  • skip
  • breach
  • disappointment
  • omission
  • dashing hopes

Antonyms

  • appearance
  • beginning
  • ending
  • allopatry

Etymology

  • failer (Anglo-Norman)
  • faillir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. failure

noun. ['ˈfeɪljɝ'] inability to discharge all your debts as they come due.

Synonyms

  • bankruptcy

Antonyms

  • enrich
  • continue

Etymology

  • failer (Anglo-Norman)
  • faillir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. failure

noun. ['ˈfeɪljɝ'] loss of ability to function normally.

Synonyms

  • renal failure
  • disorder
  • upset
  • kidney failure
  • coronary failure

Antonyms

  • have
  • include
  • overshoot
  • undershoot

Etymology

  • failer (Anglo-Norman)
  • faillir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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