failing

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Noun[change]

Singular
failing

Plural
failings

  1. (countable) A failing is a weakness or problem in somebody's character or personality.
    We hired him despite his failings.

Preposition[change]

Preposition
failing

  1. If something doesn't happen or isn't true.
    We should be able to go on Monday, and failing that, certain on Tuesday.
    If you have family neaby, they would be the first to turn to for help. Failing this, a neighbour may be willing to come.

Verb[change]

Plain form
fail

Third-person singular
fails

Past tense
failed

Past participle
failed

Present participle
failing

  1. The present participle of fail.