Definition of FAILURE

noun : FAILURE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) an act that fails; "his failure to pass the test" ;

  • 2. (

    ) an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose; "the surprise party was a complete failure" ;

  • 3. (

    ) lack of success; "he felt that his entire life had been a failure"; "that year there was a crop failure" ;

  • 5. (

    ) an unexpected omission; "he resented my failure to return his call"; "the mechanic's failure to check the brakes" ;

  • 6. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 7. (

    ) loss of ability to function normally; "kidney failure" ;


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