Failure

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Failure->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ failure
failure
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ nonsuccess
nonsuccess
nonfulfillment
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ dead failure
dead failure
successlessness
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ abortion
abortion
miscarriage
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ brutum fulmen
brutum fulmen
&c. 158
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ labor in vain
labor in vain
&c.(inutility) 645
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ no go
no go
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ inefficacy
inefficacy
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ inefficaciousness
inefficaciousness
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ vain attempt
vain attempt
ineffectual attempt
abortive attempt
abortive efforts
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ flash in the pan
flash in the pan
=>lame and impotent conclusion
lame and impotent conclusion
=>(Othello)
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ frustration
frustration
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ slip 'twixt cup and lip
slip 'twixt cup and lip
&c.(disappointment) 509
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ blunder
blunder
&c.(mistake) 495
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ fault
fault
omission
miss
oversight
slip
trip
stumble
claudication|
footfall
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ false step
false step
wrong step
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ faux pas
faux pas
titubation
bΓvue
faute
lurch
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ botchery
botchery
&c.(want of skill) 699
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ scrape
scrape
mess
fiasco
breakdown
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ flunk
flunk
=>(U.S.)
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ mishap
mishap
&c.(misfortune) 735
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ split
split
collapse
smash
blow
explosion
GRP: \\ N \\ 4
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ repulse
repulse
rebuff
defeat
rout
overthrow
discomfiture
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ beating
beating
drubbing
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ quietus
quietus
nonsuit
subjugation
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ checkmate
checkmate
stalemate
fool's mate
GRP: \\ N \\ 5
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ fall
fall
downfall
ruin
perdition
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ wreck
wreck
&c.(destruction) 162
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ deathblow
deathblow
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ bankruptcy
bankruptcy
&c.(nonpayment) 808
GRP: \\ N \\ 6
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ losing game
losing game
affaire flambΓe
GRP: \\ N \\ 7
Sgm: \\ N \\ 7 \\ victim
victim
Sgm: \\ N \\ 7 \\ bankrupt
bankrupt
Sgm: \\ N \\ 7 \\ flunker
flunker
flunky
=>(U.S.)
PARAG:Failure->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ fail
fail
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be unsuccessful
be unsuccessful
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ not succeed
not succeed
&c. 731
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ make vain efforts
make vain efforts
&c.->N.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ do in vain
do in vain
labor in vain
toil in vain
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ flunk
flunk
=>(U.S.)
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ lose one's labor
lose one's labor
take nothing by one's motion
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ bring to naught
bring to naught
make nothing of
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ wash a blackamoor white
wash a blackamoor white
&c.(impossible) 471
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ roll the stones of Sisyphus
roll the stones of Sisyphus
&c.(useless) 645
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ do by halves
do by halves
&c.(not complete) 730
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ lose ground
lose ground
&c.(recede) 282
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ fall short of
fall short of
&c. 304
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ miss
miss
miss one's aim
miss the mark
miss one's footing
miss stays
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ slip
slip
trip
stumble
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ make a slip
make a slip
&c.->N.
blunder
&c. 495
make a mess of
make a botch of
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ bitch it|
bitch it|
miscarry
abort
go up like a rocket and come down like the stick
reckon without one's host
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ get the wrong pig by the tail
get the wrong pig by the tail
get the wrong sow by the ear
&c.(blunder, mismanage) 699
GRP: \\ V \\ 3
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ limp
limp
halt
hobble
titubate
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ fall
fall
tumble
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ lose one's balance
lose one's balance
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ fall to the ground
fall to the ground
fall between two stools
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ flounder
flounder
falter
stick in the mud
run aground
split upon a rock
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ run one's head against a stone wall
run one's head against a stone wall
knock one's head against a stone wall
dash one's head against a stone wall
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ break one's back
break one's back
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ break down
break down
sink
drown
founder
have the ground cut from under one
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ get into trouble
get into trouble
get into a mess
get into a scrape
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ come to grief
come to grief
&c.(adversity) 735
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ go to the wall
go to the wall
go to the dogs
go to pot
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ lick the dust
lick the dust
bite the dust
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ be defeated
be defeated
&c. 731
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ have the worst of it
have the worst of it
lose the day
come off second best
lose
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ fall a prey to
fall a prey to
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ succumb
succumb
&c.(submit) 725
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ not have a leg to stand on
not have a leg to stand on
GRP: \\ V \\ 4
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ come to nothing
come to nothing
end in smoke
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ flat out
flat out
=>(U.S.)
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Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ fall to the ground
fall to the ground
fall through
fall dead
fall stillborn
fall flat
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ slip through one's fingers
slip through one's fingers
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ hang fire
hang fire
miss fire
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ flash in the pan
flash in the pan
collapse
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ topple down
topple down
&c.(descent) 305
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ go to wrack and ruin
go to wrack and ruin
&c.(destruction) 162
GRP: \\ V \\ 5
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ go amiss
go amiss
go wrong
go cross
go hard with
go on a wrong tack
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ go on ill
go on ill
come off ill
turn out ill
work ill
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ take a wrong term
take a wrong term
take an ugly term
GRP: \\ V \\ 6
Sgm: \\ V \\ 6 \\ be all over with
be all over with
be all up with
Sgm: \\ V \\ 6 \\ explode
explode
Sgm: \\ V \\ 6 \\ dash one's hopes
dash one's hopes
&c.(disappoint) 509
Sgm: \\ V \\ 6 \\ defeat the purpose
defeat the purpose
Sgm: \\ V \\ 6 \\ sow the wind and reap the whirlwind
sow the wind and reap the whirlwind
jump out of the frying pan into the fire
PARAG:Failure->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ unsuccessful
unsuccessful
successless
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ failing
failing
tripping
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ at fault
at fault
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ unfortunate
unfortunate
&c. 735
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ abortive
abortive
addle
stillborn
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ fruitless
fruitless
bootless
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ ineffectual
ineffectual
ineffective
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ inefficient
inefficient
&c.(impotent) 158
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ insufficient
insufficient
&c. 640
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ unavailing
unavailing
&c.(useless) 645
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ of no effect
of no effect
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 3
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ aground
aground
grounded
swamped
stranded
cast away
wrecked
foundered
capsized
shipwrecked
nonsuited
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ foiled
foiled
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ defeated
defeated
&c. 731
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ struck down
struck down
borne down
broken down
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ downtrodden
downtrodden
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ overborne
overborne
overwhelmed
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ all up with
all up with
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ ploughed
ploughed
plowed
plucked
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 4
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ lost
lost
undone
ruined
broken
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ bankrupt
bankrupt
&c.(not paying) 808
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ played out
played out
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ done up
done up
done for
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ dead beat
dead beat
ruined root and branch
flambe
knocked on the head
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ destroyed
destroyed
&c. 162
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 5
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 5 \\ frustrated
frustrated
crossed
unhinged
disconcerted dashed
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 5 \\ thrown off one's balance
thrown off one's balance
thrown on one's back
thrown on one's beam ends|
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 5 \\ unhorsed
unhorsed
in a sorry plight
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 5 \\ hard hit
hard hit
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 6
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 6 \\ stultified
stultified
befooled
dished
hoist on one's own petard
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 6 \\ victimized
victimized
sacrificed
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 7
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 7 \\ wide of the mark
wide of the mark
&c.(error) 495
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 7 \\ out of one's reckoning
out of one's reckoning
&c.(inexpectation) 508
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 7 \\ left in the lurch
left in the lurch
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 7 \\ thrown away
thrown away
&c.(wasted) 638
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 7 \\ unattained
unattained
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 7 \\ uncompleted
uncompleted
&c. 730
PARAG:Failure->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ unsuccessfully
unsuccessfully
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ to little or no purpose
to little or no purpose
in vain
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