An example of a failure is an aspiring actress hoping to make it in the movie industry and ending up with a waitressing career.
The failure of an experiment.
A failure at one's career.
A crop failure.
A power failure.
Failure to report a change of address.
- A falling short.
- A losing of power or strength.
- A breakdown in operation or function.
- Neglect or omission.
- A not succeeding in doing or becoming.
- A becoming bankrupt.