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Meaning of FAILING

Pronunciation:  'feyling

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  failure to reach a minimum required performance; "his failing the course led to his disqualification"
  2. [n]  a flaw or weak point; "he was quick to point out his wife's failings"
  3. [adj]  going from better to worse
  4. [adj]  below acceptable in performance; "received failing grades"
  5. [adj]  unable to meet financial obligations; "a failing business venture"

FAILING is a 7 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: declining, deteriorating, failed, regressing, regressive, retrograde, retrogressive, unsatisfactory, unsuccessful, weakness
 Antonyms: pass, passing, qualifying
 See Also: failure, fatigue, flaw, imperfection, imperfectness, inadequacy, insufficiency



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fail"ing\, n.
1. A failing short; a becoming deficient; failure;
   deficiency; imperfection; weakness; lapse; fault;
   infirmity; as, a mental failing.

         And ever in her mind she cas about For that
         unnoticed failing in herself.         --Tennyson.

2. The act of becoming insolvent of bankrupt.

Syn: See {Fault}.

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