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failing - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'failing' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Failing [ n.]
- A failing short; a becoming deficient; failure; deficiency; imperfection; weakness; lapse; fault; infirmity; as, a mental failing.
- The act of becoming insolvent of bankrupt.
2 . Failing [ p. pr. & vb. n.]
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Meaning of 'failing' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . failing [ n]
Meaning (1):
- failure to reach a minimum required performance
Example in sentence:
  • he got two flunks on his report;
  • his failing the course led to his disqualification
Meaning (2):
- a flaw or weak point
Example in sentence:
  • he was quick to point out his wife's failings
3 . failing [ s]
Meaning (3):
- below acceptable in performance
Example in sentence:
  • received failing grades