Associations to the word «Failure»


FAILURE, noun. State or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, opposite of success.
FAILURE, noun. An object, person or endeavour in a state of failure or incapable of success.
FAILURE, noun. Termination of the ability of an item to perform its required function, breakdown.
FAILURE RATE, noun. The frequency with which an engineered system or component fails, expressed for example in failures per hour.
FAILURE TO THRIVE, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see failure,‎ thrive.
FAILURE TO THRIVE, noun. (uncountable) (pediatrics) Poor physical growth or level of weight, relative to one's age peers.
FAILURE TO THRIVE, noun. (uncountable) (medicine) (chiefly geriatrics) Abnormal weight loss, malaise.
FAILURE TO THRIVE, noun. (countable) (medicine) Instances of poor physical growth or of abnormal weight loss.

Dictionary definition

FAILURE, noun. An act that fails; "his failure to pass the test".
FAILURE, noun. An event that does not accomplish its intended purpose; "the surprise party was a complete failure".
FAILURE, noun. Lack of success; "he felt that his entire life had been a failure"; "that year there was a crop failure".
FAILURE, noun. A person with a record of failing; someone who loses consistently.
FAILURE, noun. An unexpected omission; "he resented my failure to return his call"; "the mechanic's failure to check the brakes".
FAILURE, noun. 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".
FAILURE, noun. Loss of ability to function normally; "kidney failure".

Wise words

He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.