failure vs nonstarter what difference

what is difference between failure and nonstarter

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

non- +‎ starter

Noun

nonstarter (plural nonstarters)

  1. A project that has no chance of success
  2. A horse that does not run in a race for which it has been entered
  3. A loser; a person who is bound to fail.

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