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Noun
An object, person or endeavor in a state of failure
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“Every one of your harebrained schemes has been an abject failure.”
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A person who does not succeed
“I feel like a failure after giving in to my weakness for ice-cream.”
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A lack of success
“Arthur used his failure as a lesson from which to learn from.”
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The action or state of not functioning
Failure in our computer systems has been caused by a form of malware that has been spreading through our network.”
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The process of moving towards a state of not functioning
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“The gradual failure of the car's brake pads was due to overuse and owner neglect.”
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The neglect or omission of an expected or required action
“Wilkinson's drama traces the psychological fallout of a failure in duty of care towards young people.”
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An insufficient amount or supply (of something)
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“Farmers across the continent are facing crop failure as the intense drought strengthens its grip.”
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The collapse or bankruptcy of a business
“Mismanagement of cash flow has led to the failure of many businesses.”
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An unfortunate condition or event
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The prevention or failure of the progress, success, or fulfillment of something
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An error or mistake, typically caused by a brief failure of concentration or judgment
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Pointlessness or uselessness
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(usually of a disease or condition) The act of being adversely affected
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A fault or flaw that compromises someone or something
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A comprehensive defeat in a competitive situation
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The condition of being incompetent
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An unstable time or period, usually marked by intense difficulty or danger
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An act or incidence of defecting
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The ending of an activity
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A person considered to be generally useless for not completing school, college or university
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A nonconformity or defiance of rules, laws, or standards
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The amount or degree by which something is reduced
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A long and severe recession in an economy or market
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