failure failure  /ˈfeɪl jər/


  1. (n) an act that fails
  2. (n) an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose
  3. (n) lack of success
  4. (n) a person with a record of failing; someone who loses consistently
  5. (n) an unexpected omission
  6. (n) inability to discharge all your debts as they come due
  7. (n) loss of ability to function normally


  1. The failure investigation began immediately and continued until around June 1995.
  2. Soon after the failure investigation began, Hughes provided the State Department a satellite debris recovery plan for the failure.
  3. A large-scale study documents the race gap in heart disease: young black adults have the same risk of heart failure as whites who up to 30 years older.


  1. Water pump failure forces Hope Creek to shut down

    A cooling water pump failure forced the shutdown Wednesday of PSEG Nuclear's 1,219 megawatt Hope Creek nuclear reactor, with the plant going offline without complication.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The News Journal

  2. Motor failure blamed for leaving window washers hanging 45 stories above NYC

    NEW YORK - A motor failure left two window washers hanging for more than an hour on a platform outside a building 45 stories above New York City on Wednesday before they were pulled in by rescue workers, the fire department said.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Fargo Forum

  3. George Bush “Miserable Failure” Google Bomb Back, This Time In Knowledge Graph

    The Google Bomb is back! Searching for [ miserable failure ] in Google now returns George W. Bush’s knowledge graph in the search results.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Search Engine Land

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  1. "Our failure to act responsibly at the federal level will only open the door to irresponsibility by others," Obama said at a Rose Garden naturalization ceremony for 24 members of the US military. "That includes, for example, the recent...
    on Apr 23, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: BusinessWeek

  2. "I want to take full responsibility for the moral failure that led us to this tragic point. Jenny is a great person, and has been a remarkable wife, mother and First Lady," Sanford said at the time.
    on Dec 11, 2009 By: Mark Sanford Source: New York Daily News

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