Definition of failed adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//feɪld//
; NAmE NAmE//feɪld//
[only before noun]
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not successful a failed writer a failed coupExtra examples He still considered himself something of a failed journalist. I paid off the debts left by our failed business. She already had two failed marriages behind her. She ran into financial difficulties after a number of failed ventures. The rebel leader fled the country after the failed uprising.
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