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Synonyms for failing
ˈfeɪ lɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. failing, weakness(noun)

    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, flunk(adj)

    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. failing(adj)

    below acceptable in performance

    "received failing grades"

    Antonyms:
    qualifying, passing, pass, satisfactory

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. failing

    Synonyms:
    delicate, diseased, emaciated, exhausted, fainting, fragile, frail, ill, sick, unhealthy, unsound, wasted, weak, worn, worn down, worn out

    Antonyms:
    hale, healthful, healthy, hearty, hygienic, salubrious, salutary, sanitary, sound, strong, vigorous, well, wholesome

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. failing(n.)

    Synonyms:
    decline, decay

  2. failing(n.)

    Synonyms:
    miscarriage, failure

  3. failing(n.)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    failure, omitting, fault, neglecting

How to use failing in a sentence?

  1. Benjamin Franklin:

    By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

  2. Anthon St Maarten:

    Failing to meet your true destiny is a tragic act of free will.

  3. Steve Wadlington:

    A failing foundation can be the biggest and most costly problem.

  4. Seneca:

    It is a youthful failing to be unable to control one's impulses.

  5. Neil A. Maxwell:

    Although we were sent into a failing world, we were not sent to fail.

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#33192diseased
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#49680helplessness
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#113153flunk

Translations for failing

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

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

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