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failure

(Bankruptcy), noun commercial failure, default, discontinuance of business, economic downfall, failure to maintain solvency, financial disaster, financial loss, financial ruin, inability to maintain solvency, inability to meet financial obligations, insolvency, insufficiency of funds, lack of funds, suspension of business
Associated concepts: failure to meet one's obligations, insolvency

failure

(Falling short), noun defectio, defectiveness, deficiency, delinquency, dereliction, inability, insufficiency, lack, loss of strength, noncompletion, nonfulfillment, nonperformance, omission, oversight, pretermission, shortcoming, slip, want
Associated concepts: failure of consideration, failure of eviience, failure of heirs, failure of issue, failure of proof, failure of purpose, failure of title, failure of trust, failure to act, faillre to bargain collectively, failure to comply, failure to file a return, failure to give notice, failure to make delivery, failure to perform, failure to prosecute, law office failures, partial failure

failure

(Lack of success), noun aborted attempt, beating, botch, breakdown, collapse, debacle, defeat, disappointment, downfall, drubbing, error, fall, fiasco, fruitless effort, frustration, ineffectualness, labor in vain, loss, miscarriage, misfortune, mistake, ruin, unsuccessful attempt, vain attempt
See also: abortion, bankruptcy, breach, debacle, defeat, delinquency, disaster, dishonor, disqualification, expiration, flaw, foible, frailty, frustration, impossibility, impotence, impuissance, inability, incapacity, inefficacy, infraction, lapse, loss, miscarriage, misconduct, mistrial, neglect, negligence, nonfeasance, nonpayment, offense, omission, oversight, vice
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Looking for flubs is the most fun you'll ever have watching movies," says Givens, author of several books on goofs in films including "Film Flubs" and "Roman Soldiers Don't Wear Watches.
gov) President Barack Obama 's Miami Heats flub came a day after a Kevin Youkilis joke he made elicited boos from a crowd during a campaign speech in Boston on Monday.
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It features a photo of Buckner's flub, which allowed the Mets to score the winning run in game six of the series.
My own earliest feelingsabout Nixon were sensations of sympathy and discomfort, what one might experience when watching a performer flub his lines--or, if not actually flub them, carry them off so poorly that one is too aware of the effort, the acting, the awkward reaching of the man for the role.
The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia mocked the flub by tweeting a photo of the cover alongside such Founding Fathers as George Washington and Benjamin Franklin in Signers' Hall with the words, ''Thanks for the shoutout but no Hancock here.
And, as he proposed in his famous debate-night flub last week, Perry will vow to shut down three agencies of government.
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): After her National Anthem flub, Christina Aguilera has been invited to sing a do-over.
Research by Elizabeth Head, also at UCI, and others shows that dogs whose brains hold lots of plaques are more likely to flub certain learning tests.
A humbled Rick Perry put on a happy face Thursday, but his infamous flub and the inevitable fallout have left his campaign shaken.