Translation of "failure" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun [ C or U ] (NO SUCCESS) 失败 uk us /ˈfeɪ.ljər/ US  /-ljɚ/

when someone or something does not succeed

The meeting was a complete/total failure. 这次会议是彻头彻尾的失败。
I'm a bit of a failure at making (= I cannot make) cakes. 我做蛋糕做得比较失败。
I feel such a failure (= so unsuccessful). 我觉得自己太失败了。
Their attempt to climb the Eiger ended in failure. 他们攀登艾格尔峰的尝试以失败告终。
The whole project was doomed to failure right from the start (= It could never have succeeded). 整个项目从一开始就注定了要失败。

(Translation of “failure noun (NO SUCCESS)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)