Failing - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfeɪlɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word failing
Brit.  |ˈfeɪlɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word failing
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to fail


- a flaw or weak point(syn: weakness)
- failure to reach a minimum required performance(syn: flunk)


- below acceptable in performance


Failing progress in the peace process, war seems likely.

Want of firmness has been repeatedly mentioned as his principal failing.

Failing specific instructions he could not turn the apparatus on.

his failing the course led to his disqualification

A score of 60 is needed to pass; anything under is failing.

Failing to comply with an order will result in the loss of your job.

I was cogitating about my chances of failing.

He felt he had disgraced himself by failing at school.

...they asked her forgiveness for failing to invite her to the party...

They are accused of failing to honor their debts.

...the hired gun's mission was to turn the failing store into a lucrative operation...

The system is failing most disastrously among less academic children.

The family were evicted from their house for failing to pay the rent.

Religion seems to be failing when it is merely changing its form.

Two members were flung out of the club for failing to pay the money they owed.

Word forms

singular: failing
plural: failings
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