Part of speech: noun

The act of failing, or the state of having failed; cessation; neglect; bankruptcy.

Part of speech: noun

That which fails; anything unsuccessful.

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Usage examples "failure":

  1. It was her first appearance in any company since her father's failure. - "The Good Time Coming", T. S. Arthur.
  2. Failure at the right time would have made them think, work and do better. - "Editorials-from-the-Hearst-Newspapers", Brisbane, Arthur.
  3. Because you're a failure. - "Fanny Herself", Edna Ferber.