failure

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
failure

Plural
failures

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Failure is on the Academic Vocabulary List.
  1. (countable) A failure is someone or something that fails, or does not achieve a goal.
    I was a failure at my first job.
  2. (countable) A failure is an attempt that does not succeed.
    The rocket launch was a failure because of bad weather.