English Online Dictionary. What means failing? What does failing mean?
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈfeɪ.lɪŋ/
- Rhymes: -eɪlɪŋ
- present participle and gerund of fail
failing (plural failings)
- weakness; defect
- If what follows is not possible; without.
- A large proportion of the females employed in other firms are said to have signified their intention of going on strike, failing a settlement.
- “failing”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–2022.