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If the president is failing to disclose material facts with regard to legislation being presented to the Congress on a question as important as war and peace, I think it does impair the level of trust that the House and the Senate have for this administration.
John Dingell

Meaning of "failing" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FAILING

failing  [ˈfeɪlɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FAILING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Failing can act as a noun and a preposition.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The preposition is an invariable grammatical category, that has no meaning itself and which serves to link or relate terms.

WHAT DOES FAILING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of failing in the English dictionary

The definition of failing in the dictionary is a weak point; flaw. Other definition of failing is in default of.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FAILING


abseiling
ˈæbseɪlɪŋ
ailing
ˈeɪlɪŋ
countervailing
ˈkaʊntəveɪlɪŋ
grayling
ˈɡreɪlɪŋ
mailing
ˈmeɪlɪŋ
never-failing
ˌnɛvəˈfeɪlɪŋ
paling
ˈpeɪlɪŋ
parasailing
ˈpærəˌseɪlɪŋ
prevailing
prɪˈveɪlɪŋ
railing
ˈreɪlɪŋ
retailing
ˈriːteɪlɪŋ
sailing
ˈseɪlɪŋ
tailing
ˈteɪlɪŋ
trailing
ˈtreɪlɪŋ
unfailing
ʌnˈfeɪlɪŋ
unveiling
ʌnˈveɪlɪŋ
veiling
ˈveɪlɪŋ
wailing
ˈweɪlɪŋ
whaling
ˈweɪlɪŋ
wholesaling
ˈhəʊlseɪlɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FAILING

faik
fail
fail-safe
failed
failed state
faille
failure
fain
faineance
faineancy
faineantise
fainites
fainly
fainness
fains
faint
faint-hearted
faint-ruled paper
fainter
faintheartedly

WORDS THAT END LIKE FAILING

beguiling
boiling
broiling
calling
ceiling
criminal profiling
Darjiling
filing
glass ceiling
hypermiling
mass mailing
piling
plain sailing
profiling
racial profiling
roiling
service ceiling
smiling
stockpiling
tiling
unsmiling

Synonyms and antonyms of failing in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FAILING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «failing» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of failing

Translation of «failing» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FAILING

Find out the translation of failing to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of failing from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «failing» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

错误
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

falta
570 millions of speakers

English

failing
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नाकाम रहने
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الفشل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

неспособность
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

defeito
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ব্যর্থতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

défaillance
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Gagal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schwäche
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

欠点
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

결점
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gagal
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

không
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தவறிய
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अपयश
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hata
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

mancanza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

w przypadku braku
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

нездатність
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

în lipsa
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ελλείψει
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

versuim
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

misslyckas
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sviktende
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of failing

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FAILING»

The term «failing» is very widely used and occupies the 10.264 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FAILING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about failing

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10 QUOTES WITH «FAILING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word failing.
1
Woody Allen
If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative.
2
Jonathan Ames
I need to stay in the present and use that new-age mantra: 'I'm okay right now.' But I worry about all the things I'm failing at every moment.
3
Kate Atkinson
It was failing part of my Ph.D. that led me into novel-writing. By then I was 29, had remarried and had a second baby. It struck me that I'd lost my path in life and I felt frustrated. That's when I started to write.
4
Michael Bennet
Health care is much the same - the status quo is, by all measures, failing far too many people - and we must not shrink from the challenge.
5
Jose Bergamin
Better than succeeding little by little is failing at one go.
6
Wendell Berry
We cannot know the whole truth, which belongs to God alone, but our task nevertheless is to seek to know what is true. And if we offend gravely enough against what we know to be true, as by failing badly enough to deal affectionately and responsibly with our land and our neighbors, truth will retaliate with ugliness, poverty, and disease.
7
Lakhdar Brahimi
Iraq is a country that has been invaded. It's not a failing state that you want to help. It's a country that was functioning good or bad, with a horrible dictator, but you have invaded.
8
Carol Moseley Braun
We're failing our children with education, we're failing our environment.
9
Stephen Cambone
The third group is focused on counterintelligence and security. I think the reason for that is fairly evident, in terms of vulnerabilities of the department and the harm that can come to it by failing to detect when we have, in fact, been harmed.
10
John Dingell
If the president is failing to disclose material facts with regard to legislation being presented to the Congress on a question as important as war and peace, I think it does impair the level of trust that the House and the Senate have for this administration.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FAILING»

Discover the use of failing in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to failing and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing ...
The Bottom Billion is an elegant and impassioned synthesis from one of the world's leading experts on Africa and poverty. It was hailed as "the best non-fiction book so far this year" by Nicholas Kristoff of The New York Times.
Paul Collier, 2008
2
Failing at Fairness: How America's Schools Cheat Girls
Failing at Fairness, the result of two decades of research, shows how gender bias makes it impossible for girls to receive an education equal to that given to boys.
Myra Sadker, David Sadker, 2010
3
Failing Law Schools
When paired with a lack of regulatory oversight, the work environment of professors, the limited information available to prospective students, and loan-based tuition financing, the result is a system that is fundamentally unsustainable.
Brian Z. Tamanaha, 2012
4
Still Failing at Fairness: How Gender Bias Cheats Girls and ...
This book documents how teaching, current testing practices, and subtle cultural attitudes continue to short-circuit both girls and boys of every race, social class, and ethnicity.
David Sadker, Karen R. Zittleman, 2009
5
Failing Grades: How Schools Breed Frustration, Anger, and ...
By focusing on interpersonal relations between students, teachers, and administrators, H. Roy Kaplan explores why children underachieve, drop out, withdraw, become angry, and commit violent acts.
H. Roy Kaplan, 2004
6
How to Save a Failing Project: Chaos to Control
How to Save a Failing Project: Chaos to Controlprovides the knowledge and insight you need to recognise a project in trouble, determine what to do about it, and transform it into a success.
Ralph Rowland Young, Steven M. Brady, Dennis C. Nagle, 2009
7
The Broken Branch:How Congress Is Failing America and How to ...
Congress is the first branch of government in the American system, write Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein, but now it is a broken branch, damaged by partisan bickering and internal rancor.
Thomas E. Mann, Norman J. Ornstein, 2006
8
Higher Education?: How Colleges Are Wasting Our Money and ...
Renowned sociologist Andrew Hacker and New York Times writer Claudia Dreifus make an incisive case that the American way of higher education, now a $420 billion-per-year business, has lost sight of its primary mission: the education of ...
Andrew Hacker, Claudia Dreifus, 2010
9
Wasting Minds: Why Our Education System is Failing and what ...
In this thoughtful and insightful book, Ronald A. Wolk tackles these questions head-on, identifying key assumptions that have shaped the debate on school reform for the past several decades, including the emphasis on standards and testing, ...
Ronald A. Wolk, 2011
10
The Lost Lawyer: Failing Ideals of the Legal Profession
Partly, Kronman asserts, it is the result of the triumph, in legal thought, of a counterideal that denigrates the importance of wisdom.
Anthony T. Kronman, 1995

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FAILING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term failing is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Feds punish state for failing foster care standards
More than 200 children have gone through Kate and Tyree Walton's foster home in Brooklyn Park in the past four years, but for them one child ... «Minneapolis Star Tribune, Jul 15»
2
Consistency is key: How a dedicated principal transformed a failing
MILWAUKEE, Wis. — One of the first things Shaun Luehring did when he moved to Milwaukee in 2010 was enroll his children in a failing ... «Watchdog.org, Jul 15»
3
Higher Education 'Is Failing Students And Employers'
Higher education is failing to meet the needs of both students and employers, and only a fundamental transformation can put it on the right track ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
4
THE STAR SAYS: A success story from a 'failing estate'
The infamous area, made up of nearly 4,000 homes, was built in the 1930s to ease inner-city overcrowding, but workplaces were not included ... «The Star, Jul 15»
5
Perry Beeches III superhead Liam Nolan vows to turn 'failing' free …
And eight years ago he was parachuted in to lead the failing former Perry Beeches School in Great Barr out of trouble, eventually taking it from ... «Birmingham Mail, Jul 15»
6
California Receives Failing Grade for Health Care Cost Transparency
California was one of 45 states to receive a failing grade for health care cost transparency, according to the third annual report by the Catalyst ... «California Healthline, Jul 15»
7
Bentley: Griffith's coal agenda is failing the planet and future …
In constituent newsletters, Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-9th District, continues to promote coal for energy production. Further, he constantly slams the ... «Roanoke Times, Jul 15»
8
Pool deck failing in some areas
In a report to council, parks and recreation manager Christine Lefebvre said the original polymer/epoxy base composite "is failing in some ... «Standard Freeholder, Jul 15»
9
Our Juvenile Justice System Is Failing Girls
(Newser) – A new report on the plight of girls in the nation's juvenile justice system has some shocking numbers: In some states, about 80% of ... «Newser, Jul 15»
10
Budget 2015: Osborne criticised for failing to consult hospitality …
Chancellor George Osborne has been criticised by the hospitality industry for failing to consult with the sector over the introduction of a ... «BigHospitality.co.uk, Jul 15»

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