Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word
if a situation is hopeless, it seems very unlikely to succeed or improve
not practical, and therefore unlikely to be successful
unlikely to be satisfactory or successful
unlikely to produce a successful result or be effective
not safe or likely to fall
likely to fail or be unsuccessful
if a business or relationship is on the rocks, it is having serious difficulties and is likely to fail soon
to have no chance of achieving something
unable to compete successfully with other businesses or products
becoming less effective and successful
when electronic information is lost because the software or devices needed to read it are no longer available
a dance in which a pair of dancers turns continuously while moving around the dance floor
a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users
A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.
Free thesaurus definition of likely to fail from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Publishers Limited.