Engelsk ordbog

Tip: Klik på 'Bogmærke' for at tilføje den aktuelle side til dine bogmærker i browseren.

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

Baseret på WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Teknik og design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. Dansk bearbejdning: .
2023 onlineordbog.dk