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Something that has failed
“Every one of your harebrained schemes had been an abject failure.”
A person who does not succeed
“I feel like a failure after giving in to my weakness for ice-cream.”
A lack of success
“Arthur used his failure as a lesson from which to learn from.”
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.”
The process of moving towards a state of not functioning
“The gradual failure of the car's brake pads was due to overuse and owner neglect.”
The neglect or omission of expected or required action
“Wilkinson's drama traces the psychological fallout of a failure in duty of care towards young people.”
A falling short of an essential or desirable amount or number
“Farmers across the continent are facing crop failure as the intense drought strengthens its grip.”
The collapse of a business
“Mismanagement of cash flow has led to the failure of many businesses.”
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