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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

failed \failed\ adj. unsuccessful. Opposite of successful. Syn: failing. [WordNet 1.5]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fail \Fail\ (f[=a]l) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Failed (f[=a]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Failing.] [F. failir, fr. L. fallere, falsum, to deceive, akin to E. fall. See Fail, and cf. Fallacy, False, Fault.] 1. To be wanting; to fall short; to be or become deficient in any measure or degree up to total absence; to cease to be furnished in the usual or expected manner, or to be altogether cut off from supply; to be lacking; as, streams fail; crops fail. [1913 Webster] As the waters fail from the sea. --Job xiv. 11. [1913 Webster] Till Lionel's issue fails, his should not reign. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To be affected with want; to come short; to lack; to be deficient or unprovided; -- used with of. [1913 Webster] If ever they fail of beauty, this failure is not be attributed to their size. --Berke. [1913 Webster] 3. To fall away; to become diminished; to decline; to decay; to sink. [1913 Webster] When earnestly they seek Such proof, conclude they then begin to fail. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 4. To deteriorate in respect to vigor, activity, resources, etc.; to become weaker; as, a sick man fails. [1913 Webster] 5. To perish; to die; -- used of a person. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Had the king in his last sickness failed. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 6. To be found wanting with respect to an action or a duty to be performed, a result to be secured, etc.; to miss; not to fulfill expectation. [1913 Webster] Take heed now that ye fail not to do this. --Ezra iv. 22. [1913 Webster] Either my eyesight fails, or thou look'st pale. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 7. To come short of a result or object aimed at or desired; to be baffled or frusrated. [1913 Webster] Our envious foe hath failed. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 8. To err in judgment; to be mistaken. [1913 Webster] Which ofttimes may succeed, so as perhaps Shall grieve him, if I fail not. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 9. To become unable to meet one's engagements; especially, to be unable to pay one's debts or discharge one's business obligation; to become bankrupt or insolvent; as, many credit unions failed in the late 1980's. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

28 Moby Thesaurus words for "failed": abortive, bankrupt, bootless, broke, broken, busted, destitute, failing, fruitless, futile, in receivership, ineffective, ineffectual, inefficacious, insolvent, lame, manque, miscarried, miscarrying, of no effect, on the rocks, ruined, stickit, stillborn, successless, unfortunate, unsuccessful, useless