failure

failure
failure [{{t}}'feɪljə(r)]
noun
(a) (lack of success) échec m, insuccès m;
to end in failure se solder ou se terminer par un échec;
doomed to failure voué à l'échec ou l'insuccès;
the failure of his new film l'échec de son nouveau film
(b) {{}}School{{}} & {{}}University{{}} échec m;
failure in an exam/in maths échec à un examen/en maths;
there are too many failures trop de candidats ont été recalés
(c) (fiasco) échec m, fiasco m; (plan) échec m, avortement m;
the party was a total failure la soirée a été un fiasco complet;
their plan was a complete failure leur projet a été un échec total ou a échoué sur toute la ligne;
the play was a dismal failure la pièce a été ou a fait un four noir
(d) (person) raté(e) m,f;
he's a failure as a father il fait un mauvais père, il n'est pas doué pour la paternité;
I feel a complete failure je me sens vraiment nulle, j'ai l'impression d'être complètement nulle;
I'm a complete failure at maths je suis totalement nul en maths
(e) (breakdown) panne f;
a power failure une panne d'électricité
(f) (lack) manque m;
a failure of nerve un manque de courage;
crop failure perte f des récoltes
(g) (neglect, omission) manquement m, défaut m;
his failure to keep his word son manquement à sa parole;
failure to pay a bill défaut m de paiement d'un effet;
his failure to arrive on time le fait qu'il soit arrivé en retard;
his failure to appear meant I had to take charge du fait qu'il ne s'est pas montré, j'ai dû me charger de tout;
the press criticized the government's failure to act la presse a critiqué l'immobilisme du gouvernement;
failure to observe the rules will result in a fine le manquement au règlement est passible d'une amende;
{{}}Law{{}} failure to appear défaut m de comparution
(h) (bankruptcy) faillite f
►► {{}}American{{}} {{}}Commerce{{}} failure investment investissement m en valeurs de redressement ou de retournement

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