Failure and Mechanism


Failure noun - The nonperformance of an assigned or expected action.

Mechanism is an antonym for failure.

Nearby Words: fail, failing, failed


Mechanism noun - Device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function.
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Synonyms for Mechanism

Failure is an antonym for mechanism in means topic.

How words are described

special special failure special mechanism
similar similar failure similar mechanism
obvious obvious failure obvious mechanism
actual actual failure actual mechanism
Other adjectives: automatic, apparent, explosive, defensive.

Both words in one sentence

  • The trip through space is a literary coping mechanism for his failure to save her.
  • Fate actually does have emotions, but keeps them suppressed as a defense mechanism against her mothers insane demands and even more insane punishment for failure.
  • As well, even the Failsafe Failure fails as the door lock mechanism invariably releases the second you kill the Big Bad du jour.
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Mechanism or Failure. 2016. Accessed June 26, 2022.

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