from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of a person or thing that fails; a failure.
- n. A minor fault.
- adj. Undergoing failure: failing health; failing kidneys; a failing business.
- prep. In the absence of; without: Failing new evidence, the case will surely be lost.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of fail.
- n. weakness; defect
- prep. if the preferred or prior option is not possible
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A failing short; a becoming deficient; failure; deficiency; imperfection; weakness; lapse; fault; infirmity.
- n. The act of becoming insolvent of bankrupt.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or condition of one who fails; imperfection; weakness; fault.
- n. Synonyms Foible, imperfection, shortcoming, weakness, infirmity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. below acceptable in performance
- n. a flaw or weak point
- n. failure to reach a minimum required performance
Sorry, no etymologies found.
They said it loud and clear and many times over. they think that America failing is their ticket to power.
One defense against this failing is the Bill of Rights, but the list of protected liberties is not intended to be complete.
Chris Christie has frequently said that Newark schools spend nearly $25,000 per student, despite what he calls failing results.
The insurgent group posted a statement on its English-language Web site Tuesday that linked the longtime diplomat's demise to what it called a failing war.
But the Sudanese leader chided southern politicians for what he called failing to live up to the terms of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement, or CPA.
What's worse is that the insider source was used to say that she was a certainty for the role and the article went onto hammer her and what they called her failing career.
A U.N. human rights official was blasting the Bush administration for what he calls failing the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
The Bush team plan allows parents after three years, if their children are stuck in what they describe as a failing school, to take some of that federal money, pay for a tutor or possibly private school education.
But there were no allegations of assault and he was still held to account for what he described as failing to "live up to the standards and principles of trust, respect and integrity" he had set at the company.
So the federal stimulus money that's being offered now to the states is being offered on the condition that they raise charter school caps, that they tie teacher evaluations to students 'test scores, that they close what they call failing schools, that they turn them over to private turnaround operators.