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  • nounlack of success
  • nounperson who does not succeed

synonyms for failures

  • bankruptcy
  • breakdown
  • collapse
  • decline
  • defeat
  • deficiency
  • deterioration
  • failing
  • loss
  • misstep
  • abortion
  • bomb
  • botch
  • bungle
  • bust
  • checkmate
  • decay
  • deficit
  • downfall
  • fiasco
  • flop
  • frustration
  • implosion
  • inadequacy
  • lemon
  • loser
  • mess
  • misadventure
  • miscarriage
  • nonperformance
  • overthrow
  • rout
  • rupture
  • stalemate
  • stoppage
  • turkey
  • washout
  • wreck
  • false step
  • faux pas
  • flash in the pan
  • lead balloon
  • nonsuccess
  • sinking ship
  • total loss
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antonyms for failures

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  • betterment
  • improvement
  • increase
  • rise
  • success
  • win
  • accomplishment
  • benefit
  • blessing
  • continuation
  • enough
  • plenty
  • triumph
  • achievement
  • achiever
  • attainment
  • earnings
  • gain
  • merit
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How to use failures in a sentence

But poverty accompanied by crop failures for three years was a general and accepted thing now.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
He doubled and trebled his risks, and did the like, as may be guessed, to his anxieties and failures.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
He made a deliberate effort to put himself in Zeal's place, and after several failures accomplished the feat.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
Marshal Marmont has been called one of Napoleon's failures, but this criticism is one-sided and unjust.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
Their profits and losses vary greatly from year to year; and failures have been frequent.
PUTNAM'S HANDY LAW BOOK FOR THE LAYMANALBERT SIDNEY BOLLES
Success is very rarely due to extraordinary circumstances, or to chance, as the social failures are fond of saying.
FRIEND MAC DONALDMAX O'RELL
He died of chagrin at business failures, and at not having received any assistance from his father or mother.
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
Second, they must study themselves and their failures, trying to make the weak places strong.
THE VALUE OF A PRAYING MOTHERISABEL C. BYRUM
His many failures caused his friends to forsake him and he was put in prison for not paying his debts.
THE WONDER BOOK OF KNOWLEDGEVARIOUS
After several failures, the boys acquired the knack of making up and binding a pack.
GOLD-SEEKING ON THE DALTON TRAILARTHUR R. THOMPSON
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