What is another word for fails?

Pronunciation: [fˈe͡ɪlz] (IPA)

There are numerous synonyms for the word "fails". Some of the most common ones include "falls short", "flounders", "falters", "misses the mark", "underperforms", "struggles", "loses", "breaks down", "comes up short", "crashes", "disappoints", "slips up", "blunders", "errs", "stumbles", and "botches". All of these words convey the idea that something has not gone as planned and that the expected outcome has not been achieved. Whether it's a project that doesn't meet expectations or personal goals that are not accomplished, there are always alternatives to using the word "fails".

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Usage examples for Fails

If Christ fails us, have we nothing to fall back upon?
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I"
Marcus Dods
Condemned people are now conveyed as far on their way as possible by rail, and then begin their long journey upon foot towards the region which according to popular belief rarely fails to become their grave in a few brief years.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia"
Maturin M. Ballou
And,' she added, since the Crevequers were being so thoroughly thought out, 'they have another thing-the best thing they've got, the thing that will in the end matter, however much everything else fails-they have each other.
"The Furnace"
Rose Macaulay

Famous quotes with Fails

  • All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts.
    James Lane Allen
  • When all else fails, complicate matters.
    Aaron Allston
  • There is probably no oral society that fails to mark the spatial distinction of left and right, peculiar as this distinction may be.
    David Antin
  • As one gets older, it happens that in the morning one fails to remember the airplane trip to be taken in a few hours or the lecture scheduled for the afternoon.
    Rudolf Arnheim
  • The nature of show business is people within the business feel that if someone else fails, they move up a notch.
    Tom Arnold

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