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What is the opposite of success?

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Opposite of the achievement of an aim or goal
“He considered the training of his pet dog to be a great failure.”
(business) Opposite of financial profitability
“We need to calculate our chances of bankruptcy before we invest more money in the business.”
Opposite of someone or something that achieves their goals
“The university graduate was now considered a failure by his family.”
Opposite of that which achieves wealth, respect, or fame
“The singer was now considered a nobody after the failure of his latest album.”
Opposite of positive outcome from the achievement of one's goals
“He suffered through his misfortune and was now at risk of severe depression.”
Opposite of an instance of winning or having success
“This latest defeat will mean that she is no longer a contender for the world title.”
Opposite of the build up to something more advanced
“Recent years have seen a decline in the company's influence within the industry.”
Opposite of the final result, or outcome of something
Opposite of the power to produce the desired result
Opposite of the state of, or the act of working towards, the completion of a goal or objective
“The trust is projecting failure on four out of five key performance indicators set by the Government for financial performance.”
Opposite of a point of success or achievement
“Failing to qualify for the Olympics was the nadir of his sporting career.”
Opposite of someone that accomplishes their goals
(by extension) Opposite of positive or favorable outcomes
“Despite his hard work as an athlete, he has had several failures at the Olympics over the years.”
Opposite of a sudden, dramatic, and important discovery or development
Opposite of a feeling of success or satisfaction
“There is great dissatisfaction among the general public regarding the redressal mechanism.”
(the sun, figuratively) Opposite of a time of glory, especially one marked by an achievement that is acknowledged by others
“It was yet another first-round exit, and there was no hiding his emotions as he hung his head in shame.”
Opposite of the quality or fact of being useful or having utility
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