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There are 19 meanings of the word Failing.

Failing - as a noun

A flaw or weak point

Example: "He was quick to point out his wife's failings"

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Failure to reach a minimum required performance

Example: "His failing the course led to his disqualification"

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Failing - as an adjective satellite

Below acceptable in performance

Example: "Received failing grades"

Failing - as a verb

To be unsuccessful.

Example: "Throughout my life, i have always failed."

Not to achieve a particular stated goal. (usage note: the direct object of this word is usually an infinitive.)

Example: "The truck failed to start."

To neglect.

Example: "The report fails to take into account all the mitigating factors."

Of a machine, etc.: to cease to operate correctly.

Example: "After running five minutes, the engine failed."

To be wanting to, to be insufficient for, to disappoint, to desert.

To receive one or more non-passing grades in academic pursuits.

Example: "I failed english last year."

To give a student a non-passing grade in an academic endeavour.

Example: "The professor failed me because i did not complete any of the course assignments."

To miss attaining; to lose.

To be wanting; to fall short; to be or become deficient in any measure or degree up to total absence.

Example: "The crops failed last year."

To be affected with want; to come short; to lack; to be deficient or unprovided; used with of.

To fall away; to become diminished; to decline; to decay; to sink.

To deteriorate in respect to vigour, activity, resources, etc.; to become weaker.

Example: "A sick man fails."

To perish; to die; used of a person.

To err in judgment; to be mistaken.

To become unable to meet one's engagements; especially, to be unable to pay one's debts or discharge one's business obligation; to become bankrupt or insolvent.

Failing - as a preposition

If the preferred or prior option is not possible

Example: "A large proportion of the females employed in other firms are said to have signified their intention of going on strike, failing a settlement."

Example Sentences

"He had a failing sense of direction and would often get lost."
"The company's failing financial situation led to layoffs."
"Her failing health prevented her from attending the event."
"The failing school system needed immediate reform."
"Despite his failing grades, he managed to graduate."
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Word Game Points

Is FAILING a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, failing is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

FAILING has a SCRABBLE points total of 11.

Is FAILING a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, failing is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
FAILING has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 14.

Is FAILING a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, failing is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
FAILING has a WORDFEUD points total of 12.

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