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
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“He suffered through his misfortune and was now at risk of severe depression.”
Opposite of a great victory or achievement
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 power to produce the desired result
Opposite of one who achieves
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.”
(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 the degree to which, in a given society, an individual's, family's, or group's social status can change throughout the course of their life through a system of social hierarchy or stratification
Opposite of the quality or fact of being useful
Opposite of a state or end that seemingly has been decided beforehand
Opposite of a feeling of success or satisfaction
“There is great dissatisfaction among the general public regarding the redressal mechanism.”
Opposite of something that takes place after or as a result of an earlier event
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