Synonyms for failure

Synonyms for (noun) failure

Synonyms: failure

Definition: an unexpected omission

Usage: he resented my failure to return his call; the mechanic's failure to check the brakes

Similar words: omission, skip

Definition: a mistake resulting from neglect


Synonyms: failure

Definition: an act that fails

Usage: his failure to pass the test

Similar words: nonaccomplishment, nonachievement

Definition: an act that does not achieve its intended goal


Synonyms: failure

Definition: an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose

Usage: the surprise party was a complete failure

Similar words: natural event, occurrence, occurrent, happening

Definition: an event that happens


Synonyms: unsuccessful person, failure, loser, nonstarter

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

Similar words: unfortunate, unfortunate person

Definition: a person who suffers misfortune


Synonyms: failure

Definition: loss of ability to function normally

Usage: kidney failure

Similar words: upset, disorder

Definition: a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning

Usage: the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder; everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time


Synonyms: failure

Definition: lack of success

Usage: he felt that his entire life had been a failure; that year there was a crop failure

Similar words: lot, luck, destiny, fate, fortune, portion, circumstances

Definition: your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)

Usage: whatever my fortune may be; deserved a better fate; has a happy lot; the luck of the Irish; a victim of circumstances; success that was her portion


Synonyms: failure, bankruptcy

Definition: inability to discharge all your debts as they come due

Usage: the company had to declare bankruptcy; fraudulent loans led to the failure of many banks

Similar words: insolvency

Definition: the lack of financial resources