failing

Definitions of failing
  1. noun
    failure to reach a minimum required performance
    “his failing the course led to his disqualification”
    synonyms: flunk
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    Antonyms:
    pass, passing, qualifying
    success in satisfying a test or requirement
    type of:
    failure
    an act that fails
  2. noun
    a flaw or weak point
    “he was quick to point out his wife's failings
    synonyms: weakness
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    inadequacy, insufficiency
    a lack of competence
    fatigue
    used of materials (especially metals) in a weakened state caused by long stress
    flaw
    defect or weakness in a person's character
    hamartia, tragic flaw
    the character flaw or error of a tragic hero that leads to his downfall
    type of:
    imperfection, imperfectness
    the state or an instance of being imperfect
  3. adjective
    below acceptable in performance
    “received failing grades”
    Synonyms:
    unsatisfactory
    not giving satisfaction
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