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failed

[ feyld ]
/ feɪld /
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adjective
falling short of success or achievement in something expected, desired, etc.: bad memories from a failed relationship; a failed attempt to save his daughter.
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Origin of failed

First recorded in 1650–60; fail + -ed2
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