Student Thesaurus

One entry found for failure.
Entry Word: failure
Function: noun
Text: 1 the nonperformance of an assigned or expected action <your failure to check the batteries in the smoke detector could have tragic results>
Synonyms default, delinquency, dereliction, neglect, negligence, oversight
Related Words carelessness, heedlessness, laxity
Near Antonyms compliance, discharge, fulfillment
2 a falling short of one's goals <the failure of the school's fund-raising drive was a big disappointment to all>
Synonyms collapse, crash, cropper, defeat, fizzle, nonsuccess
Related Words futility, uselessness; ineffectiveness, ineffectualness; deficiency, inadequacy, insufficiency; disappointment, letdown, setback
Antonyms accomplishment, achievement, success
3 something that has failed <the students' first attempt to build a homemade rocket was a disappointing failure>
Synonyms bummer, bust, catastrophe, debacle (also débâcle), dud, fiasco, fizzle, flop, lemon, loser, turkey, washout
Related Words also-ran, disappointment, has-been; botch, hash, mess, muddle, shambles
Near Antonyms corker, crackerjack, dandy, jim-dandy, phenomenon
Antonyms blockbuster, hit, smash, success, winner
4 a falling short of an essential or desirable amount or number <the failure of the potato crop had a devastating effect on the population of Ireland> -- see DEFICIENCY