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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 ?
I'm afraid it will be to disagreeable to you," said Meg, trying to look offended and failing entirely.
Every time he raised his eyes and saw the beauty of the country in the failing light he wanted to do something he had never done before, shout or scream or hit his wife with his fists or something equally unexpected and terrifying.
The only sledge left out of six was not very far behind them, and Pavel's middle horse was failing.
She could not leave his presence when he was there, nor remove her eyes from his face, which was something like Napoleon's, with a lock of black hair failing across the forehead.
He not only mentioned the fate of him who, hanging between heaven and earth, had presented such a spectacle of horror to the whole band, but he acted anew the terrors of his situation, his resolution and his death, on the branches of a sapling; and, finally, he rapidly recounted the manner in which each of their friends had fallen, never failing to touch upon their courage, and their most acknowledged virtues.
If so, we are left to dispose of the awful query, whether each inheritor of the property-conscious of wrong, and failing to rectify it--did not commit anew the great guilt of his ancestor, and incur all its original responsibilities.
He looked now more careworn and emaciated than as we described him at the scene of Hester's public ignominy; and whether it were his failing health, or whatever the cause might be, his large dark eyes had a world of pain in their troubled and melancholy depth.
Others might have failed at it, but he was not the failing kind--he would show them how to do it.
The pensive, reflective tone in which this was spoken appeared to amuse Andy prodigiously, and he drew a little behind, and shook so as apparently to run a great risk of failing off his horse, while Sam's face was immovably composed into the most doleful gravity.
I did not intend to go into any detail at all, at first, but it is the failing of the true ceramiker, or the true devotee in any department of brick-a-brackery, that once he gets his tongue or his pen started on his darling theme, he cannot well stop until he drops from exhaustion.
He had many a time heard of this thing succeeding but never of its failing before.
She was just, conscientious, economical, industrious; a regular attendant at church and Sunday-school, and a member of the State Missionary and Bible societies, but in the presence of all these chilly virtues you longed for one warm little fault, or lacking that, one likable failing, something to make you sure she was thoroughly alive.