Part of speech: noun

A humiliating failure.

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Usage examples "fiasco":

  1. This puts me to another taking for dread of a new fiasco. - "A Set of Rogues", Frank Barrett.
  2. The affair was, perhaps, something of a fiasco, but they consoled themselves with the reflection that they would catch the vagabond next time, when they could run a little better and a little further, and he could run a little worse- or a good deal worse, in fact. - "A Hero of Romance", Richard Marsh.
  3. Miss Peyton flushes to her temples and feels as if she herself has been guilty of the miserable fiasco. - "Faith and Unfaith", Duchess.