failure vs loser what difference

what is difference between failure and loser

English

Etymology

From Anglo-Norman failer, from Old French faillir (to fail).

Pronunciation

  • (Canada, General American) IPA(key): /ˈfeɪl.jɚ/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈfeɪl.jə/

Noun

failure (countable and uncountable, plural failures)

  1. State or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, opposite of success.
  2. An object, person or endeavour in a state of failure or incapable of success.
  3. Termination of the ability of an item to perform its required function; breakdown.
  4. Bankruptcy.

Synonyms

  • (person incapable of success): loser

Antonyms

  • (state or condition): success, triumph

Derived terms

  • ground failure
  • power failure

Related terms

  • fail

Translations



English

Etymology

From Middle English loser, losere, equivalent to lose +‎ -er. In the sense of contemptible or worthless individual, perhaps an alteration of losel, which see.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /luːzə(ɹ)/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /luzɚ/
  • Rhymes: -uːzə(ɹ)

Noun

loser (plural losers)

  1. A person who loses; one who fails to win or thrive.
    Antonym: winner
  2. Something of poor quality.
  3. A person who is frequently unsuccessful in life.
    Synonym: failure
  4. (derogatory) A contemptible or unfashionable person.
    Synonyms: crumb, (archaic) losel, louse; see also Thesaurus:worthless person
  5. One who or that which loses something, such as extra weight, car keys, etc.
  6. (slang) A person convicted of a crime, especially more than once.

Derived terms

Related terms

  • losel

Translations

Anagrams

  • Osler, Rosel, Soler, Sorel, eorls, lo-res, lores, orles, relos, roles, rôles, slore, soler, sorel

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from English loser.

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: lo‧ser

Noun

loser m (plural losers, diminutive losertje n)

  1. loser

Synonyms

  • mislukkeling

French

Alternative forms

  • looser, looseur, louseur

Etymology

From English loser.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lu.zœʁ/
  • (Quebec) IPA(key): /lu.zɚ/

Noun

loser m (plural losers)

  1. (colloquial) loser

German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈloːzɐ/

Adjective

loser

  1. comparative degree of lose
  2. inflection of lose:
    1. strong/mixed nominative masculine singular
    2. strong genitive/dative feminine singular
    3. strong genitive plural

Norwegian Bokmål

Noun

loser m

  1. indefinite plural of los

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