Definition of "failing" []

  • The act of a person or thing that fails; a failure. (noun)
  • A minor fault. (noun)
  • Undergoing failure: failing health; failing kidneys; a failing business. (adjective)
  • In the absence of; without: Failing new evidence, the case will surely be lost. (preposition)
  • A weak point; flaw (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • In default of (preposition) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "failing" in a sentence
  • "They said it loud and clear and many times over. they think that America failing is their ticket to power."
  • "One defense against this failing is the Bill of Rights, but the list of protected liberties is not intended to be complete."
  • "Chris Christie has frequently said that Newark schools spend nearly $25,000 per student, despite what he calls failing results."