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British English: /ˈfeɪljə/
American English: /ˈfeɪljər/

Translation of failure in French:


  • 2 (unsuccessful person)
    (informal) m/f
    (unsuccessful venture or event)
    he was a failure as a teacher
    comme professeur il ne valait rien
    to be a failure at sports
    ne pas être doué en sport
    to feel a failure
    penser avoir raté sa vie
    the operation was a failure
    l'opération a été un échec or a échoué
  • 3 (breakdown) (of engine, machine, power)
    (Medicine) (of organ)
    due to a mechanical failure
    dû à une défaillance mécanique
  • 4 (omission) See examples: failure to keep a promise failure to appear (in court)
    défaut (m) de comparution (en justice)
    failure to comply with the rules
    non-respect (m) de la réglementation
    failure to pay they were surprised at his failure to attend the meeting
    ils étaient surpris qu'il n'assiste pas à la réunion

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