Definitions of failure:
  • noun:   an unexpected omission
    Example: "He resented my failure to return his call"
  • noun:   an act that fails
    Example: "His failure to pass the test"
  • noun:   an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose
    Example: "The surprise party was a complete failure"
  • noun:   a person with a record of failing; someone who loses consistently
  • noun:   loss of ability to function normally
    Example: "Kidney failure"
  • noun:   lack of success
    Example: "He felt that his entire life had been a failure"
  • noun:   inability to discharge all your debts as they come due
    Example: "Fraudulent loans led to the failure of many banks"

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