Synonyms for Failure:
n.combine, prodigal, cash crop, scapegrace, arable, beachcomber, bankrupt, veteran, cultivate, cultivated, bum, crop, defaulter, derelict, corn, crop rotation, crop circle, star, no-account, incompetent. delay, evasion, thrive, suspended animation, inertia, Unsuccess, stagnation, sidestep, standstill, avoidance, unsuccessfulness, inaction. trough, lull, wilderness, eclipse, slump, the slow lane, off-day, bad hair day, fallow. outage. nonfeasance, DO, delinquency, default. money. •defeat (noun)
beating, defeat, overthrow, collapse, downfall.
infraction, nonobservance, violation, dereliction, nonperformance, neglect.
faux pas, frustration, fizzle.
thrashing, fiasco, unsuccessful person, bust, nonstarter, loser, crash, miscarriage, waterloo, Noncompletion, trouncing.
lemon, dud, reject, second, inferior, subordinate, second fiddle, underling, has-been, underdog, underachiever, turkey, born loser, subaltern, nonstarter, second banana, loser, also-ran, flop.
unsuitability, impracticality, uselessness, fruitlessness, ineffectiveness, good-for-nothingness, inadequacy, Detrimentalness, futility.
•lack of success (noun)
decline, flash in the pan, bust, deterioration, faux pas, overthrow, checkmate, miscarriage, nonperformance, loser, stoppage, misstep, rupture, fiasco, downfall, wreck, botch, lemon, flop, frustration, bomb, breakdown, mess, washout, inadequacy, defeat, abortion, collapse, rout, turkey, bungle, stalemate.
•person who does not succeed (noun)
has-been, bum, prodigal, also-ran, dud, defaulter, bankrupt, derelict, underachiever, born loser, incompetent.
apocalypse, shipwreck, break up, ruin, breakdown, debacle, wreck, landslide, wreckage, collision.
quitter, avoidance, off-day, evasion, nonfeasance, flash in the pan, inaction, standstill, error, Unsuccess, second best, dead duck, unsuccessfulness. insolvency, delay, stagnation, bomb, inertia, delinquency, declination, fallow, suspended animation, the slow lane, outage. abortion, eclipse, wilderness, deterioration, lull. trough. slump. •break down