Noun Definition


1.Definition: a person with a record of failing; someone who loses consistently

Related Noun(s):loser, nonstarter, unsuccessful person

Category: People

2.Definition: an act that fails

"His failure to pass the test"

Category: General

3.Definition: an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose

"The surprise party was a complete failure"

Category: General

4.Definition: an unexpected omission

"He resented my failure to return his call", "The mechanic's failure to check the brakes"

Category: General

5.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):bankruptcy

Category: General

6.Definition: lack of success

"He felt that his entire life had been a failure", "That year there was a crop failure"

Category: General

7.Definition: loss of ability to function normally

"Kidney failure"

Category: General