Synonyms of failure in English:

failure


See definition of failure

noun

1‘the failure of the assassination attempt’

SYNONYMS

lack of success, non-success, non-fulfilment, abortion, miscarriage, defeat, frustration, collapse, foundering, misfiring, coming to nothing, falling through

informal fizzling out

ANTONYMS

success

2‘every one of his schemes had been a failure’

SYNONYMS

fiasco, debacle, catastrophe, disaster, blunder, vain attempt, abortion, defeat

British damp squib

informal flop, botch, hash, foul-up, screw-up, washout, let-down, dead loss, dead duck, lead balloon, lemon, fail

British informal cock-up, pig's ear

North American informal snafu, clinker

vulgar slang fuck-up, balls-up

ANTONYMS

success

3‘I was regarded by everyone as a failure’

SYNONYMS

loser, born loser, incompetent, non-achiever, underachiever, ne'er-do-well, disappointment, write-off

no one, nobody

informal no-hoper, flop, dud, non-starter, washout, dead loss, lemon

ANTONYMS

success

4‘he felt guilty for what seemed like a failure in duty’

SYNONYMS

negligence, remissness, non-observance, non-performance, dereliction

omission, neglect, oversight

5‘any crop failure could affect a farming business’

SYNONYMS

inadequacy, insufficiency, deficiency, lack, dearth, scarcity, shortfall

6‘he was puzzled by the failure of the camera’

SYNONYMS

breaking down, breakdown, non-function, cutting out, seizing up

malfunction, faultiness

crash

informal conking out

British informal playing up

7‘the failure of several state-owned companies’

SYNONYMS

collapse, crash, going under, bankruptcy, insolvency, liquidation, close-down, closure, closing, shutting down, winding up, termination

decline, failing, foundering, sinking, ruin, ruination

informal folding, flop

ANTONYMS

success