lack of success; act of failing
a person or thing that fails
the non-performance or non-production of sth
inability of a business to continue, especially through lack of money
"his failure to pass the test"
"the surprise party was a complete failure"
"he felt that his entire life had been a failure"
"that year there was a crop failure"
"he resented my failure to return his call"
"the mechanic's failure to check the brakes"
"the company had to declare bankruptcy"
"fraudulent loans led to the failure of many banks"
On the failure of issue..an adopted son succeeds.
出自： M. Elphinstone