What is another word for failing?

Synonyms for failing
ˈfeɪ lɪŋfail·ing

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term failing.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. failing, weaknessnoun

    a flaw or weak point

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

    Synonyms:
    impuissance, flunk, weakness, helplessness

    Antonyms:
    qualifying, pass, passing, satisfactory

  2. failing, flunkadjective

    failure to reach a minimum required performance

    "his failing the course led to his disqualification"; "he got two flunks on his report"

    Synonyms:
    flunk, weakness

    Antonyms:
    pass, qualifying, passing, satisfactory

  3. failingadjective

    below acceptable in performance

    "received failing grades"

    Antonyms:
    qualifying, passing, pass, satisfactory

Matched Categories

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. failingnoun

    Synonyms:
    decline, decay

  2. failingnoun

    Synonyms:
    miscarriage, failure

  3. failingnoun

    Synonyms:
    fault, foible, frailty, lapse, error, slip, shortcoming, imperfection, deficiency, defect, weakness, infirmity, weak side, blind side

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. failingnoun

    Synonyms:
    shortcoming, deficiency, imperfection, foible, fault, infirmity, defect, errancy, fallibility, decline, deterioration

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "failing":

    failure, omitting, fault, neglecting

How to pronounce failing?

How to say failing in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankingword
#2278failure
#4320ill
#4358sick
#4981weak
#5045fault
#7827worn
#8215failing
#10957weakness
#11658delicate
#12442wasted
#14236fragile
#14778exhausted
#23834unhealthy
#32523frail
#33192diseased
#36703neglecting
#38230omitting
#44199fainting
#49680helplessness
#53805unsound
#89296emaciated
#113153flunk

How to use failing in a sentence?

  1. Allen Sills:

    It goes back to those four basic things we talked about in the paper with cumulative time, distance, ventilation and masks. If you think about those four factors as being four different quadrants, if you’re failing in two or more of those, then that’s going to become a high risk for a transmission, i always talked about the big three, which was: meeting, eating and greeting.

  2. Julia Pollak:

    When you apply to 10 jobs and you get rejected from all of them, you feel as though it's your own failing and it's a reflection on you, it can harm people's confidence and self-esteem much worse than failures in other markets because what you are pitching is your labor and time and care.

  3. Brian Stelter:

    There's this narrative out there [that] CNN is failing in the ratings and that that must be why Zucker was pushed out. And I think that's nuts.

  4. Laura Sonter:

    Climate change mitigation strategies must consider all sources of carbon emissions from an industry, not just focus on minimizing coal use, failing to do so in Brazil's steel industry caused significant deforestation of native forests for charcoal production and, as a result, actually increased industry emissions.

  5. Adam Smith:

    As I have said, the scourge of sexual assault in our military must come to an end, and after years of trying and failing to address the problem the time has come to remove the prosecution of sexual assault crimes from the chain of command.


Translations for failing

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • недостатък, в отсъствие на, грешка, ако неBulgarian
  • defectoSpanish
  • жетишпестик, аздык, кемчилик, кемчилдик, катаKyrgyz
  • defectRomanian

Get even more translations for failing »

Translation

Find a translation for the failing synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Citation

Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"failing." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 29 Sep. 2022. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/failing>.

Discuss these failing synonyms with the community:

0 Comments

    Are we missing a good synonym for failing?

    Image or illustration of

    failing

    Credit »

    Browse Synonyms.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a human thesaurus?

    »
    Which of the following words is not a synonym of the others?
    • A. transmissible
    • B. maladaptive
    • C. genetic
    • D. hereditary

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for failing: