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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • /ˈfeɪ.lɪŋ/
    • /ˈfeɪ.lɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /ˈfeɪ.lɪŋ/

Definitions of failings word

  • noun failings Plural form of failing. 1
  • noun failings plural of failing. 0

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Parts of speech for Failings


failings popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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Synonyms for failings

adjective failings

  • faints — a temporary loss of consciousness resulting from a decreased flow of blood to the brain; a swoon: to fall into a faint.
  • shorts — having little length; not long.
  • shies — bashful; retiring.

noun failings

  • shortcomings — a failure, defect, or deficiency in conduct, condition, thought, ability, etc.: a social shortcoming; a shortcoming of his philosophy.
  • weaknesses — the state or quality of being weak; lack of strength, firmness, vigor, or the like; feebleness.
  • deficiencies — the state of being deficient; lack; incompleteness; insufficiency.
  • lapses — an accidental or temporary decline or deviation from an expected or accepted condition or state; a temporary falling or slipping from a previous standard: a lapse of justice.
  • defects — a shortcoming, fault, or imperfection: a defect in an argument; a defect in a machine.

Antonyms for failings

adjective failings

  • wells — a hole drilled or bored into the earth to obtain water, petroleum, natural gas, brine, or sulfur.

noun failings

  • advantages — A condition or circumstance that puts one in a favorable or superior position.
  • benefits — The benefits of a life or medical insurance policy are the money that it pays out.

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