What does failing mean?

Definitions for failing
ˈfeɪ lɪŋfail·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. failing, weaknessnoun

    a flaw or weak point

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

  2. failing, flunkadjective

    failure to reach a minimum required performance

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

  3. failingadjective

    below acceptable in performance

    "received failing grades"

Wiktionary

  1. failingnoun

    weakness; defect

    His worst failing is his temper.

  2. failingpreposition

    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. Failingnoun

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

  3. Failingnoun

    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

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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. Garry Trudeau:

    America: the only country in the world where failing to promote yourself is regarded as being arrogant.

  2. Floyd Mayweather:

    My uncle was one of the most important people in my life inside and outside of the ring, roger was a great champion and one of the best trainers in boxing. Unfortunately, his health was failing him for several years and now he can finally rest in peace.

  3. Justin Riemer:

    State and local election jurisdictions are inviting disaster, including long lines, by failing to open enough polling places both during early voting and on Election Day.

  4. Tara Maxwell:

    No child should have to struggle in failing schools, and the size and location of someone's house should not determine whether their children can get a quality education.

  5. Matt Zeller:

    These are people we relied on, that we promised that we wouldn't leave them behind. And we've abandoned them through bureaucracy and through failing to have a plan to get them out. And they're being hunted. They're being hunted and murdered.

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Translations for failing

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

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