failingly

failing

[fey-ling]
noun
1.
an act or instance of failing; failure: His failing is due to general incompetence.
2.
a defect or fault; shortcoming; weakness: His lack of knowledge is a grave failing.
preposition
3.
in the absence or default of: Failing payment, we shall sue.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English; see fail, -ing1

failingly, adverb
failingness, noun


2. See fault.
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failing (ˈfeɪlɪŋ)
 
n
1.  a weak point; flaw
 
prep
2.  (used to express a condition) in default of: failing a solution this afternoon, the problem will have to wait until Monday
 
'failingly
 
adv

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fail
early 13c., from O.Fr. faillir "be lacking, miss, not succeed," from V.L. *fallire, from L. fallere "deceive, be lacking or defective." Related: Failed; failing. Replaced O.E. abreoðan. The Anglo-Norm. form, failer, came to be used as a noun, hence failure.
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