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Adjective
Weak or feeble in quality or condition
“Accordingly, there should be an insistence on justice for those who may have been instrumental in the failure or failing condition of their bank.”
Adjective
Deteriorating in quality or condition
“Kelly has attempted to obtain a hearing in an attempt to get out of jail because he claims that his health is failing behind bars.”
Adjective
Low in amount or quantity
“Certainly, the water and fish would be of great benefit to our failing supplies.”
Adjective
Frail, sickly or of a delicate constitution
Adjective
Becoming tired or less dynamic
Adjective
Of, or relating to old age
Adjective
Failing to produce the intended result
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Having problems
Adjective
Of or relating to a recession
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In a state of disrepair
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Irresponsible or negligent in behavior
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Said of one who loses
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Lacking in a required or necessary quality
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Lacking some usual or expected property or quality
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Unwell
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Lacking seriousness, depth, or influence
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A weak point
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“The report also points out a failing in the communication between the agencies.”
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The state of being ill or unhealthy
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The process of organic decay or rotting
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A brief or temporary failure of concentration, memory, or judgement
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A gradual and continuous loss of strength, numbers, quality, or value
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The collapse of a business
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The act or instance of being defeated or failing
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An act or incidence of defecting
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A failure to fulfil a moral or legal obligation
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Preposition
In the absence of
“Can anyone recommend a chain, or failing that, a local store in Austin, Texas, that would carry these products?”
Verb
In a period of decrease or decline
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“Power from the batteries would gradually fail, and my remote control would eventually be unresponsive.”
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Going down the toilet
Verb
Present participle for to fail, especially in spectacular fashion
“My attempts to make it as a professional musician would ultimately fail.”
Verb
Present participle for to let someone down, especially with regards to an obligation or duty
“I have had the same lawyer for years, and I know that he will never fail me.”
Verb
Present participle for to let someone down by abandoning or neglecting them
“My father says that he will never fail us regardless of what happens.”
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Present participle for to stop operating
“The machine would fail after one of our staff accidentally spilled coffee onto its internal components.”
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Present participle for to go into decline
“My health was beginning to fail, and I knew that changes to my lifestyle were necessary.”
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(of a business) Present participle for to go bankrupt
“The sad fact is that one out of four businesses will fail within their first year of operation.”
Prepositional phrase
Up the creek without a paddle
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