What does failing mean?

Definitions for failing
ˈfeɪ lɪŋfail·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word failing.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. failing, weakness(noun)

    a flaw or weak point

    "he was quick to point out his wife's failings"

  2. failing, flunk(adj)

    failure to reach a minimum required performance

    "his failing the course led to his disqualification"; "he got two flunks on his report"

  3. failing(adj)

    below acceptable in performance

    "received failing grades"

Wiktionary

  1. failing(Noun)

    weakness; defect

    His worst failing is his temper.

  2. failing(Preposition)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Failing

    of Fail

  2. Failing(noun)

    a failing short; a becoming deficient; failure; deficiency; imperfection; weakness; lapse; fault; infirmity; as, a mental failing

  3. Failing(noun)

    the act of becoming insolvent of bankrupt

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'failing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4240

How to pronounce failing?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say failing in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of failing in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of failing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of failing in a Sentence

  1. Jared Dearing:

    We're now also asking them to take part in the defense against foreign state actors. The cliff that is looming before us is we are failing to fund them appropriately for critical infrastructure in their own offices.

  2. Council Members:

    Failing to step up to this moral challenge validates the worlds number one state sponsor of terror, just to save face and protect a failed political deal made outside The Council.

  3. Waiter Rant, Waiter Rant weblog, 09-09-05:

    We want God to come and save us. But he won't. God doesn't stop levees from failing, he doesn't stay the force of tsunamis, and he doesn't stop planes from smashing into buildings. Deus Ex Machina is overrated.

  4. Kirsten Gillibrand:

    The current Public Service Loan Forgiveness program is a bureaucratic nightmare, and the Department of Education is failing to meet The Education Department obligation to help ease the student debt burden for our nation's public servants.

  5. Melany Conner:

    I thought I had the flu. But I went to the doctor and I was told that my kidneys were failing.

Images & Illustrations of failing

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Translations for failing

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • недостатък, в отсъствие на, грешка, ако неBulgarian
  • defectoSpanish
  • жетишпестик, аздык, кемчилик, кемчилдик, катаKyrgyz
  • defectRomanian

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