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fail·ing

 (fā′lĭng)
n.
1. The act of a person or thing that fails; a failure.
2. A minor fault.
adj.
Undergoing failure: failing health; failing kidneys; a failing business.
prep.
In the absence of; without: Failing new evidence, the case will surely be lost.

failing

(ˈfeɪlɪŋ)
n
a weak point; flaw
prep
(used to express a condition) in default of: failing a solution this afternoon, the problem will have to wait until Monday.
ˈfailingly adv

fail•ing

(ˈfeɪ lɪŋ)

n.
1. an act or instance of failing; failure.
2. a defect or fault; shortcoming; weakness.
prep.
3. in the absence or default of: Failing payment, we shall sue.
[1250–1300]
syn: See fault.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.failing - a flaw or weak point; "he was quick to point out his wife's failings"
imperfection, imperfectness - the state or an instance of being imperfect
insufficiency, inadequacy - a lack of competence; "pointed out the insufficiencies in my report"; "juvenile offenses often reflect an inadequacy in the parents"
fatigue - used of materials (especially metals) in a weakened state caused by long stress; "metal fatigue"
flaw - defect or weakness in a person's character; "he had his flaws, but he was great nonetheless"
2.failing - failure to reach a minimum required performance; "his failing the course led to his disqualification"; "he got two flunks on his report"
failure - an act that fails; "his failure to pass the test"
qualifying, passing, pass - success in satisfying a test or requirement; "his future depended on his passing that test"; "he got a pass in introductory chemistry"
Adj.1.failing - below acceptable in performancefailing - below acceptable in performance; "received failing grades"
unsatisfactory - not giving satisfaction; "shops should take back unsatisfactory goods"; "her performance proved to be unsatisfactory"; "life is becoming increasingly unsatifactory"; "our discussion was very unsatisfactory"

failing

noun
1. shortcoming, failure, fault, error, weakness, defect, deficiency, lapse, flaw, miscarriage, drawback, misfortune, blemish, imperfection, frailty, foible, blind spot He had invented an imaginary son, in order to make up for his real son's failings.
shortcoming advantage, strength, asset, forte, speciality, strong suit, métier
preposition
1. in the absence of, lacking, in default of Find someone who will let you talk things through, or failing that, write down your thoughts.

failing

noun
An imperfection of character:
Translations
ضَعْف، عَيْب، نَقْصفي حال عَدَم وُجود
chybapři nedostatkuslabost
fejli mangel afmangel
annmarki, galli, veikleikief bregst
kusurolmaması hâlindeolmazsazaafzayıflık

failing

[ˈfeɪlɪŋ]
A. PREPa falta de
failing that,de no ser posible, ...
B. N (= flaw) → falta f, defecto m
the plan has numerous failingsel plan tiene muchos defectos
it's his only failinges su único punto débil
C. ADJ he was in failing healthsu salud era cada vez más débil
I had to stop work because of failing eyesighttuve que dejar de trabajar porque me fallaba la vista
we reached the top in failing lightanochecía cuando llegamos a la cumbre
a failing marriageun matrimonio que anda mal

failing

[ˈfeɪlɪŋ]
ndéfaut m
prepfaute de
failing that → sinon
adj
[business, company, economy] → défaillant(e)
[health, eyesight] → défaillant(e)fail-safe failsafe [ˈfeɪlseɪf] adj [device, mechanism] → à sûreté intégrée; [method, formula] → infaillible

failing

nSchwäche f, → Fehler m
prep failing an answermangels (einer) Antwort (geh); ask John if he knows, failing him try Harryfragen Sie John (danach), und wenn er es nicht weiß, versuchen Sie es bei Harry; failing this/that(oder) sonst, und wenn das nicht möglich ist; failing whichansonsten, widrigenfalls (form)

failing

[ˈfeɪlɪŋ]
1. prepin mancanza di
failing that → se questo non è possibile
2. ndifetto

fail

(feil) verb
1. to be unsuccessful (in); not to manage (to do something). They failed in their attempt; I failed my exam; I failed to post the letter.
2. to break down or cease to work. The brakes failed.
3. to be insufficient or not enough. His courage failed (him).
4. (in a test, examination etc) to reject (a candidate). The examiner failed half the class.
5. to disappoint. They did not fail him in their support.
ˈfailing noun
a fault or weakness. He may have his failings, but he has always treated his children well.
preposition
if (something) fails or is lacking. Failing his help, we shall have to try something else.
ˈfailure (-jə) noun
1. the state or act of failing. She was upset by her failure in the exam; failure of the electricity supply.
2. an unsuccessful person or thing. He felt he was a failure.
3. inability, refusal etc to do something. his failure to reply.
without fail
definitely or certainly. I shall do it tomorrow without fail.

failing

n. debilidad; deterioro; flaqueza; falla, falta.
References in classic literature ?
The poet should endeavour, if possible, to combine all poetic elements; or failing that, the greatest number and those the most important; the more so, in face of the cavilling criticism of the day.
Bean, one of the Americans, was found a note-book in which had been penciled some sentences which admit us, in flesh and spirit, as it were, to the presence of these men during their last hours of life, and to the grisly horrors which their fading vision looked upon and their failing consciousness took cognizance of:
Mr Bharat Savjani and Mr Vikesh Savjani, formerly trading as Sussex Service Station in Balsall Heath, were named for failing to pay [pounds sterling]1,430.
November 29, 2004: Five offences of failing to ensure a child attends school.
David James Hamilton, aged 40, of Riley Square, Bell Green, Coventry, failing to comply with a community order, ordered to perform an extra 10 hours' unpaid work.
The fast-growing demands of regulatory compliance and the rising risks of failing to address those demands effectively are worrying executives.
Take, for example, the list of countries identified as failed or failing by Foreign Policy magazine and the Fund for Peace in 2005.
failing to label drums in storage areas as hazardous waste
First, it imposed significant penalties for failing to disclose reportable transactions, regardless of a tax underpayment.
Identifying failing schools is, in fact, one of the least demanding, of the law's rolling mandates.
Though arguably these factors may have been limitations of an investment device under rule 206(4)-1(a)(3), failing to disclose them rendered the claim misleading.
Sarah Louise Wood, 24, of Vicarage Drive, Marske, was banned from driving for six months and fined pounds 200 for driving without a licence, failing to produce a licence, driving without insurance, failing to produce an insurance certificate, having no test certificate and failing to produce a test certificate.