What is the difference between Detained and Failed?

The difference between detained and failed

is that "detained" is simple past tense and past participle of detain and "failed" is simple past tense and past participle of fail.

detained

failed

Verb

  • simple past tense and past participle of detain

Verb

  • simple past tense and past participle of fail

Adjective

  • unsuccessful
  • Decayed; worn out.
  • Bankrupt.

Examples

  • The government is unwilling to bail out the failed bank.