Pronunciation of Failing
/fˈe͡ɪlɪŋ/, /fˈe‍ɪlɪŋ/, /f_ˈeɪ_l_ɪ_ŋ/

Antonyms for failing:

satisfactory, qualifying, well, merit, virtue, advantage, passing, healthy, pass, thriving, strong, excellence.

Synonyms for failing:

Sense 1

shaky, aging, inadequacy, unfit, blah, preposition, Thru, bedridden, weak point, lightheaded, Among, leaden, drained, senile, dying, housebound, deficiency, unsteady, indisposed, pending, worse, wretched, unhealthy, disordered, abnormality, Unto, unwell, goner, Sickened, barring, woozy, Amid, diseased, Qua, From, frail, Upon, Onto, imperfection, decay, shivery, damage, underside, Toward, Achilles' Heel, feeble, undernourished, With, stricken, incapacitated, Into, ailing, groggy, smitten, Against, homebound.

Sense 2

fragile, fault, shocked, poverty, at, sickly, delirious, languid, feverish, fatally, aboard, disgusted, disadvantage, fevered, defect, wobbly, frailty, Of, giddy, prep.

Sense 3

dizzy, limitation, contagious, better, rough.

Sense 4

ill, shortcoming, grim, critical, sick.

Sense 5

terminal, infirmity, terrible.

Sense 7


Sense 8





blind spot.


disappointing, unsatisfactory.

Other synonyms and related words:

aging, unsuccessful, Into, aboard, frailty, regressive, defect, Against, want, blind spot, flunk, fault, housebound, goner, critical, woozy, disappointing, disgusted, unfit, unhealthy, With, limitation, guilt, unsteady, frail, abortive, Achilles' Heel, weakness, prep, unsatisfactory, contagious, feeble, damage, From, demerit, retrograde, terrible, rough, Unto, sickly, down, foible, Among, incapacitated, dereliction, failed, senile, terminal, ill, sick, dying, weak point, dizzy, fragile, vice, ailing, declining, deteriorating, drained, defection, fatally, stricken, regressing, short, disordered, helplessness, sin, decay, shortcoming, deficiency, retrogressive, feverish, inadequate, undernourished, unwell, disadvantage, bedridden, better, inadequacy, worse, imperfection, diseased, abnormality, Amid, delirious, poverty, shocked, barring, Upon, pending, Toward, indisposed, dead, infirmity.

feeble (adjective)


insufficient (adjective)


losing (adjective)


not well, weak (adjective)

inadequate, short, feeble, declining, unsuccessful.

short (adjective)


vain (adjective)


Sense 1 (noun)

dying, deficiency, Achilles' Heel, imperfection, feeble, aging, inadequacy, defect.

Sense 2 (noun)

infirmity, barring, frailty, foible, better, aboard, shortcoming, at, weak point, Into, Among, fault, From, Against, Amid.

Sense 3 (noun)

unfit, sick, fragile, unwell, unhealthy, frail, worse, ill.

Sense 4 (noun)

fatally, goner.

abandonment (noun)


failing (noun)

retrograde, retrogressive, regressing, weakness, declining, deteriorating, unsuccessful, regressive, unsatisfactory, failed.

failure (noun)


lapse, shortcoming (noun)

frailty, weak point, defect, foible, blind spot, fault, weakness, imperfection, vice, infirmity, deficiency.

state (noun)


weakness (noun)

vice, foible, weak point.

failing (verb)

Flopping, Floundering, stumbling, busting, falling, faltering, Collapsing, Blundering, Flunking, losing.

neglecting (verb)

Forgetting, Ignoring, overlooking, disregarding, Neglecting.

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