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1. Performing poorly or unsatisfactorily: nonperforming schools.
2. Failing to produce income: a bank with many nonperforming loans.

non′per·for′mance n.
non′per·form′er n.


(Law) law failure to perform a task in a reasonable manner
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nonperformance - failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
nonaccomplishment, nonachievement - an act that does not achieve its intended goal
dereliction - willful negligence
comparative negligence - (law) negligence allocated between the plaintiff and the defendant with a corresponding reduction in damages paid to the plaintiff
concurrent negligence - (law) negligence of two of more persons acting independently; the plaintiff may sue both together or separately
contributory negligence - (law) behavior by the plaintiff that contributes to the harm resulting from the defendant's negligence; "in common law any degree of contributory negligence would bar the plaintiff from collecting damages"
criminal negligence, culpable negligence - (law) recklessly acting without reasonable caution and putting another person at risk of injury or death (or failing to do something with the same consequences)
neglect of duty - (law) breach of a duty
dodging, escape, evasion - nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do; "his evasion of his clear duty was reprehensible"; "that escape from the consequences is possible but unattractive"
References in classic literature ?
With reference to army discipline, orders were continually being issued to inflict severe punishment for the nonperformance of military duties and to suppress robbery.
In short, Buri is asking the government to reimburse it for its deficiencies, compensate it for its failures and pay it for its nonperformance,' Chavez said.
Here, we explored whether incentives enhanced retention and if so, whether this enhancement changes across performance and nonperformance based incentives.
s nonperformance risk on its derivative liabilities which resulted from a narrowing of its own credit spreads, partially offset by commuting derivatives at prices below fair value the firm said.
An increase in wealth does not exist as long as there is an obligation to return the cash based on future performance or nonperformance.
According to DOD, this interim rule addresses contract nonperformance that may result from application of a levy and the resulting impact on national security.
The more predictable the cash flow, the lower the risk of nonperformance.
The system also offers the ability to track warnings to employees for nonperformance of safety directives.