failure as in an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose
"the surprise party was a complete failure"
failure as in lack of success
"he felt that his entire life had been a failure"
"that year there was a crop failure"
failure as in a person with a record of failing
"someone who loses consistently"
loser a contestant who loses the contest ; a person with a record of failing; a gambler who loses a bet
nonstarter a person with a record of failing; a horse that fails to run in a race for which it has been entered
unsuccessful person a person with a record of failing
failure as in an unexpected omission
"he resented my failure to return his call"
"the mechanic's failure to check the brakes"
failure as in inability to discharge all your debts as they come due
"the company had to declare bankruptcy"
"fraudulent loans led to the failure of many banks"
bankruptcy a state of complete lack of some abstract property; inability to discharge all your debts as they come due; a legal process intended to insure equality among the creditors of a corporation declared to be insolvent
failure as in loss of ability to function normally