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
British National Corpus
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
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Failing to meet your true destiny is a tragic act of free will.
It is a youthful failing to be unable to control one's impulses.
Although we were sent into a failing world, we were not sent to fail.
It is the failing of youth not to be able to restrain its own violence.
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