Definition of failing in English:

failing

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Pronunciation: /ˈfeɪlɪŋ
 
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noun

A weakness, especially in a person’s character; a shortcoming: pride is a terrible failing
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  • Councillors are as much at fault for the failings of particular services in the borough as the officers who run them.
  • Independence deserves to be discussed on its own merits or failings - the honest approach.
  • They show their foibles and failings, their gifts and talents in a way that's entirely theirs.
Synonyms
fault, shortcoming, weakness, weak point, weak spot, imperfection, defect, flaw, blemish, frailty, infirmity, foible, quirk, idiosyncrasy, vice;

preposition

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In the absence of; if not: she longed to be with him and, failing that, to be alone
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  • Can anyone recommend a chain, or failing that, a local store in Austin, Texas, that would carry them?
  • A lot of communities either try to prop up their long-established economic pillars or, failing that, they try to attract something big and new.
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