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Engelsk navneord: failure

1. failure (om handling) an act that fails


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHis failure to pass the test.


Mindre specifikke termernonaccomplishment, nonachievement


Mere specifikke termerbacksliding, default, error, failing, flunk, lapse, lapsing, loss, misplay, naught, nonconformance, nonconformity, nonpayment, nonremittal, out, relapse, relapsing, reversion, reverting

2. failure (om begivenhed) an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe surprise party was a complete failure.


Mindre specifikke termerhappening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent


Mere specifikke termerabortion, breakdown, bust, defeat, downfall, equipment failure, fizzle, flame-out, flop, licking, malformation, malfunction, miscarriage, miscreation, misfire, miss, ruin, ruination


Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)success

3. failure (om tilstand) lack of success


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe felt that his entire life had been a failure.
That year there was a crop failure.


Mindre specifikke termercircumstances, destiny, fate, fortune, lot, luck, portion


Mere specifikke termerbank failure, bankruptcy, crop failure, dead duck


Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)success

4. failure (om person) a person with a record of failing; someone who loses consistently


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)loser, nonstarter, unsuccessful person


Mindre specifikke termerunfortunate, unfortunate person


Mere specifikke termerbankrupt, dud, flash in the pan, flop, insolvent, underdog, washout


Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)achiever, succeeder, winner, success

5. failure (om handling) an unexpected omission


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe resented my failure to return his call.
The mechanic's failure to check the brakes.


Mindre specifikke termeromission, skip


Mere specifikke termerbreach, copout, dashing hopes, disappointment

6. failure (om tilstand) inability to discharge all your debts as they come due


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe company had to declare bankruptcy.
Fraudulent loans led to the failure of many banks.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)bankruptcy


Mindre specifikke termerinsolvency

7. failure (om tilstand) loss of ability to function normally


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningKidney failure.


Mindre specifikke termerdisorder, upset


Mere specifikke termercoronary failure, heart failure, kidney failure, renal failure









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