1. [ noun ] a flaw or weak point
Synonyms: weakness

"he was quick to point out his wife's failings"

Related terms: imperfection fatigue tragic_flaw flaw insufficiency fail
2. [ adjective ] going from better to worse
Synonyms: declining retrogressive retrograde regressing deteriorating
Related terms: regressive
3. [ adjective ] below acceptable in performance

"received failing grades"

Related terms: unsatisfactory
4. [ adjective ] unable to meet financial obligations
Synonyms: failed

"a failing business venture"

Related terms: unsuccessful
5. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 30453
6. [ noun ] failure to reach a minimum required performance

"his failing the course led to his disqualification"

Related terms: passing failure fail
Similar spelling:   falling