English Online Dictionary. What means failing? What does failing mean?
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈfeɪ.lɪŋ/
- Rhymes: -eɪlɪŋ
- present participle of fail
failing (plural failings)
- weakness; defect
- His worst failing is his temper.
- if the preferred or prior option is not possible
- A large proportion of the females employed in other firms are said to have signified their intention of going on strike, failing a settlement.