Definition for failed

adjective as in abortive

adjective as in bankrupt

adjective as in insolvent

adjective as in unsuccessful

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Example Sentences

She’s as indifferent to facts as Sarah Palin, whose political power after the failed 2008 vice presidential bid helped give tailwinds to the Tea Party revolution of 2010.

From Time

Since the 1990 qualifying cycle, the only time they had earned fewer than four was in the failed 2018 campaign.

Just as a doomsday cult continually reworks its calculations to account for failed end of days predictions, QAnon is always moving the goalposts for when its big day will arrive.

He distanced himself from the GOP establishment, saying he’ll never allow the return of “the failed Republican establishment of yesteryear.”

Those whose belief in the QAnon conspiracy was shaken by the failed prophecy of Inauguration Day may consider abandoning the group, and online posts suggest at least some members are, but they will need support to really sever their connection.

Ultimately, Gow says, the brothers failed in their efforts to recreate the Auroch.

This is the Mexico that has been called a “failed state” — most recently by Jose “Pepe” Mujica, the president of Uruguay.

Their first attempt to unseat the House speaker failed miserably, so why not try again?

Apparently, the company “failed to properly test its systems.”

Yet meaningful negotiations to free the hostages have failed to get off the ground.

But with all her advantages Miss Solomonson failed with the old lord, and she abuses him to this day.

This was my sincere endeavor, in those many discourses I had with that monarch, although it unfortunately failed of success.

He failed to see that this man had suffered bitterly through his evil machinations.

History gives them scant notice, and the Federal government has failed to reward them as they deserve.

Probably his Private Secretary, considering you a new man, will have failed to furnish the necessary information.


On this page you'll find 90 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to failed, such as: fruitless, futile, unsuccessful, failing, ineffective, and ineffectual.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.