failing failing  /ˈfeɪ lɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a flaw or weak point
  2. (n) failure to reach a minimum required performance
  3. (adj) below acceptable in performance

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. After years of prosperity, Singapore's economic success formula is failingand citizens of the.
  2. The gap between rich and poor is growing, and Washington is failing to help: Why We Pay So Much For Drugs The clamor for cheap Canadian imports is becoming a big issue.

News

  1. Dominique Blake banned for six years after failing a doping test

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Jamaican 400-meter runner Dominique Blake has been banned from the track for six years after failing a dope test.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  2. Release of ‘failing’ schools list delayed

    A list of failing schools under the new Alabama Accountability Act will be released at 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to reports. The list was to have been posted Thursday.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Atmore Advance

  3. List of failing schools will be released next week

    The Alabama Department of Education has delayed today’s scheduled release of a list of public schools that would be considered to be failing under the Alabama Accountability Act. The list will instead be released at 10 a.m. June 18.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Tuscaloosa News

Quotes

  1. "Their rigor and honesty as scientists are not in doubt," concluded the third and most comprehensive investigation into the emails. "But we do find that there has been a consistent pattern of failing to display the proper degree of openness."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Muir Russell Source: USA Today

  2. "That's real money, even in Washington," Obama said. "But remember: That's less than we are projected to have spent on the war in Iraq. And also remember: Failing to reform our health care system in a way that genuinely reduces cost growth...
    on Jun 15, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Northwest Herald

  3. (WASHINGTON) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Wednesday that troubled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are in "no danger of failing."
    on Jul 16, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: TIME

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