Definitions for failingˈfeɪ lɪŋ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an act or instance of failing; failure.
a defect or fault; shortcoming; weakness.
(prep.)in the absence or default of:
Failing payment, we shall sue.
* Syn: See fault.
Origin of failing:
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a weakness or flaw
her personal failings; the failings of these government programs
if that does not happen
Try calling city hall, or failing that, call the police.
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
Translations for failing
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a fault or weakness
He may have his failings, but he has always treated his children well.
- gebrek, swakheid, tekortkomingAfrikaans
- ضَعْف، عَيْب، نَقْصArabic
- faltaPortuguese (BR)
- chyba, slabostCzech
- der FehlerGerman
- fejl; mangelDanish
- αδυναμία, ελάττωμαGreek
- defecto, fallo, punto débilSpanish
- puudus, vigaEstonian
- نقطه ضعفFarsi
- कमजोरी, असफलताHindi
- mana, slabostCroatian
- gyengeség, hibaHungarian
- annmarki, galli, veikleikiIcelandic
- 결점, 약점Korean
- trūkumas, silpnybėLithuanian
- trūkums; vājībaLatvian
- feil, skavank, svakhetNorwegian
- نقطه ضعفPersian
- بې وسى، ناتوانى، كمزورى نقصان، سهو، عيب، نيمګړتياPashto
- fel, brist, svaghetSwedish
- kusur, zaaf, zayıflıkTurkish
- 缺點Chinese (Trad.)
- вада; слабкістьUkrainian
- کمزوری یا عیبUrdu
- nhược điểmVietnamese
- 缺点Chinese (Simp.)
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