Translation of failure in Italian:
- 2(unsuccessful person) fallito (masculine) (-a), incapace (masculine or feminine)he was a failure as a teachercome insegnante era un fallimento, un disastroto be a failure at tennis to feel a failuresentirsi un fallitothe operation was a failure
- 4 (omission)failure to keep a promiseil mancare a una promessafailure to appear (in court) (Law) failure to comply with the rulesinosservanza delle regole o del regolamentofailure to pay they were surprised at his failure to attend the meetingrimasero sorpresi dal fatto che non fosse andato alla riunione
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