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failingnoun [C]

 us   /ˈfeɪ·lɪŋ/
  • failing noun [C] (WEAKNESS)

a fault or weakness: His one big failing is that he can’t say he’s sorry.

failingpreposition

 us   /ˈfeɪ·lɪŋ/
  • failing preposition (WITHOUT)

used to show what will happen if something is not possible or available: She will very likely be the next president of the company, or failing that, the marketing director.
(Definition of failing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"failing" in British English

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failingnoun [C]

uk   /ˈfeɪ.lɪŋ/  us   /ˈfeɪ.lɪŋ/

failingpreposition

uk   /ˈfeɪ.lɪŋ/  us   /ˈfeɪ.lɪŋ/

failingadjective

uk   /ˈfeɪ.lɪŋ/  us   /ˈfeɪ.lɪŋ/
(Definition of failing from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “failing”
in Chinese (Simplified) 弱点, 缺点…
in Turkish kusur, kötü kalite…
in Russian недостаток…
in Chinese (Traditional) 弱點, 缺點…
in Polish słabość, wada…
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