a flaw or weak point
"he was quick to point out his wife's failings"
failure to reach a minimum required performance
"his failing the course led to his disqualification"; "he got two flunks on his report"
below acceptable in performance
"received failing grades"
His worst failing is his temper.
if the preferred or prior option is not possible
A large proportion of the females employed in other firms are said to have signified their intention of going on strike, failing a settlement.
a failing short; a becoming deficient; failure; deficiency; imperfection; weakness; lapse; fault; infirmity; as, a mental failing
the act of becoming insolvent of bankrupt
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'failing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4240
The numerical value of failing in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of failing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Our greatest glory consists not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall.
If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative.
The regulator is the guarantor for the population, not the manufacturers or the utilities, and it is failing, the first level where the NRA is failing is every single day in their oversight of Fukushima.
We are losing generations of children because we are failing them. We are failing them because we are not able to provide everything that they need: textbooks, programming and even the facilities, and that is criminal. And those are just the basics, that's the necessities.
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That's nonsense in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born. Failing organizations are usually over-managed and under-led.
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