Failure synonyms

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Elective Abortion An elective abortion is an abortion performed for any other reason - most commonly occurring after contraceptive failure results in an unplanned pregnancy.
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Failure of a nuclear bomb to meet its expected yield during testing.
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An unsuccessful attempt
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An act of falling down.
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(Law) The act of overcoming or frustrating the enforcement of.
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The definition of a stalemate is a deadlock, an unresolved situation which no one can win.
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Bust is defined as a period of economic down time, a police raid in which arrests are made or something that doesn't go as planned and that is considered a failure.
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A prairie dog, dogfish, or other animal thought to resemble a dog
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An unsuccessful attempt
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A person or thing cast out or off, esp. an outcast
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(Informal, often derogatory) A person who is habitually unsuccessful or unlucky or who is prejudged to be a failure in life, especially one with a defeatist outlook.
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(Idiomatic) A project that is doomed to failure from the start.
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A shiftless person
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One that is successful:
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(Informal) The atomic bomb; the capacity to launch a nuclear attack. Often used with “the”.
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A marked loss of strength or effectiveness
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The state or condition of being counterproductive.
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A sudden loud noise, as of an object breaking:
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An unsuccessful attempt
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A disorderly crowd; noisy mob; rabble
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A legal proceeding that allows for a person or entity to be declared bankrupt.
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Absence of success; failure.
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(Now rare except in miscarriage of justice) A failure; a mistake or error. [from 16th c.]
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A patch put on, or a part of a garment patched or mended in a clumsy manner.
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A botched or incompetently handled situation.
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The feeling of annoyance when one's actions are criticized or hindered
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An instance of wrong or improper conduct; a blunder.
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An embarrassing or tactless blunder (especially used in social situations and contexts); a misstep.
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The definition of a breakdown is a mechanical failure, a collapse of a system of authority, a failure of a relationship or interaction, or a collapse of someone's mental health and a descent into permanent or temporary craziness.
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The definition of a malfunction is something that does not work properly.
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The definition of checkmate is a move in the game of chess when the King is trapped and cannot escape or move out of harm's way.
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A pause or halt of some activity.
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The act of collapsing; a falling in or together; failure or breakdown, as in business or health
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A break in friendly relations.
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An instance of overthrowing, especially one that results in downfall or destruction.
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(Linguistics) The pronunciation of a stop consonant with the breath drawn in.
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(Accounting) An insured item of which the entire value is written off
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The act of leaving something out or not done. An omission may be deliberate or unintentional.
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The committing of a breach, typically of a duty.
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A failure, especially a failed theatrical production or movie.
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A mistake; a blunder.
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A person who loses (something, such as extra weight, car keys, etc).
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A person or thing that fails or is ineffectual
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The aerodynamic effect of a small twist in the shape of an aircraft wing
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(Slang) One that depresses, frustrates, or disappoints:
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A complete failure; a flop.
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(Idiomatic) A career notable for early success not followed by significant accomplishment.
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An unsuccessful attempt
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An unsuccessful attempt
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A quantity of food set on a table at one time; provision of food for a person or party for one meal; also, the food given to an animal at one time.
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Someone or something who was listed to start in a race, but did not start in the race.
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A person who is incompetent.
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One who fails to fulfill an obligation or perform a task, especially a legal or financial one.
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Someone who is not a performer
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One who underachieves by performing less well than expected.
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A person without a means of support; an idle, worthless person; a loafer; a person who is ineffectual, unsuccessful, or completely lacking in merit; a good-for-nothing.
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A graceless, unprincipled fellow; scamp; rogue; rascal
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A person who wastes his means; spendthrift
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One who becomes unable to pay his or her debts; an insolvent person.
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A property abandoned by the owner; esp., an abandoned ship on the open sea
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(Nautical) A seaman who is not prepared to work but hangs around port areas living off the charity of others.
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A low-wage employee at a ski resort who enjoys perks such as free ski passes
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Someone who has failed in an examination
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(Informal) A person or thing that was formerly popular or effective but is no longer so
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(Informal) Any loser in any competition
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The small, spiny, semitropical evergreen citrus tree (Citrus limon) bearing this fruit
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The sound made when flopping.
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A lazy or shiftless person, especially one who seeks to live solely by the support of others.
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A habitual bungler; a dolt.
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The definition of an accomplishment is something that has been completed with skill or expertise.
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The act or fact of being victorious; victory; success; achievement
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A person who is long experienced or practiced in an activity or capacity:
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Any of the celestial bodies visible to the naked eye at night as fixed, usually twinkling points of light, including binary and multiple star systems.
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A total, often ludicrous, collapse or failure
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The process or result of being gradually decomposed.
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(Linguistics) In certain languages, the inflection of nouns, pronouns, and adjectives with respect to categories such as case, number, and gender.
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The definition of a decline is a lessening or failing.
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Failure to pay money due
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The amount of shortage; deficit
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A failure, by act or omission, to perform a legal or contractual obligation.
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The process of growing worse, or the state of having grown worse.
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A slight fault or defect; weakness
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Fault means a mistake or a weakness.
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A complete failure.
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A long, thin fencing sword with a button on the point to prevent injury
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The condition of being insolvent; the state or condition of a person who is insolvent; the condition of one who is unable to pay his debts as they fall due, or in the usual course of trade and business; as, a merchant's insolvency.
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Deficiency or absence:
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The amount of something lost:
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The act of neglecting.
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Failure or refusal to observe, as a religious custom or holiday.
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A failure to perform a task, especially a task that one was legally bound to do.
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A deterioration or decline to a previous state
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A falling short of what is expected or required; defect or deficiency
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An extended period of poor performance, especially in a sport or competitive activity:
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The definition of an achievement is something that is accomplished, particularly by great effort, courage or special skills.
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The definition of attainment is an act of achieving or getting something or something that is achieved or acquired.
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Wages, salary, or other recompense earned by working
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A reward or honor given for superior qualities or conduct; mark, badge, etc. awarded for excellence
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An increase in wealth, earnings, etc.; profit; winnings
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A victory, especially in a competition.
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One who achieves; a winner.
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Failure to achieve a desired end.
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A temporary suspension of operation, especially of electric power.
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Failure to perform an act that is an official, contractual, or professional duty.
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(Archaic) The act or state of falling off or declining from excellence or perfection; deterioration; decay; decline.
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The condition of not achieving the desired end
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(Music) A syllable used in solfège to represent the first and eighth tonic of a major scale.
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An increasing or becoming increased
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Any substance or article used as money, as bank notes, checks, etc.
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An idea, proposal, or person with no chance of being accepted or successful.
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a person with a record of failing; someone who loses consistently
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Failure to execute or carry out.
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Something that does not achieve the intended goal.
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Failure to execute or perform.
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An unsuccessful attempt
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An instance of such failure, carelessness, or indifference
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Alternative form of no go.
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(Idiomatic) Something which is doomed; a lost cause; an impending debacle; an ongoing disaster.
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The state or condition of being unsuccessful.
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