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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)

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.

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."