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zelfstandig naamwoord

1 failing

A flaw or weak point:
— He was quick to point out his wife's failings.

synoniem: weakness.

Roget 945: vice; evil-doing, evil courses; wrongdoing; wickedness, viciousness etc. adj.; iniquity, peccability, demerit; sin, Adam; old Adam, ... meer laten zien

Roget 947: guilt, guiltiness; culpability; criminality, criminousness; deviation from rectitude etc. (improbity) 940; sinfulness etc. (vice) 945.    ... meer laten zien

Pools: słabość

2 failing

Failure to reach a minimum required performance:
— His failing the course led to his disqualification.

synoniem: flunk.

Pools: oblanie, wyłożenie się

bijvoeglijk naamwoord

1 failing

Below acceptable in performance.

Roget 732: unsuccessful, successless; failing, tripping etc. v.; at fault; unfortunate etc. 735.    abortive, addle, stillborn; fruitless, ... meer laten zien

Roget 53: incomplete; imperfect etc. 651; unfinished; uncompleted etc. (complete) etc. 729; defective, deficient, wanting, lacking, ... meer laten zien


Roget 640: insufficiently etc. adj.; in default of, for want of; failing.   

Moby betekeniswoordenboek: abortive, arrested, bad habit, besetting sin, blemish, blind spot, bootless, bug, cachectic, callow, catch, comedown, coming apart, crack, cracking, crumbling, debasement, debilitated, decadence, decadency ... meer laten zien.

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1 fail

Fail to do something; leave something undone:
— She failed to notice that her child was no longer in his crib.
— The secretary failed to call the customer and the company lost the account.

synoniem: neglect.

Roget 699: be unskillful etc. adj.; not see an inch beyond one's nose; blunder, bungle, boggle, fumble, botch, bitch, flounder, stumble, trip; hobble ... meer laten zien

Roget 927: violate; break, break through; infringe; set aside, set at naught; encroach upon, trench upon; trample on, trample under foot; slight, neglect, evade, ... meer laten zien

Roget 773: fail, neglect, omit, elude, evade, give the go-by to, set aside, ignore; shut one's eyes to, close one's eyes to.    infringe, transgress, violate, ... meer laten zien

Roget 495: be erroneous etc. adj.. cause error; mislead, misguide; lead astray, lead into error; beguile, misinform etc. (misteach) 538; delude; ... meer laten zien

Roget 645: be useless etc. adj.; go a begging etc. (redundant) 641; fail etc. 732.    seek after impossibilities, strive after impossibilities; use vain efforts, labor in vain, ... meer laten zien

Nederlands: verwaarlozen

2 fail

Be unsuccessful:
— Where do today's public schools fail?.
— The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably.

synoniemen: go wrong, miscarry.

Roget 732: fail; be unsuccessful etc. adj.; not succeed etc. 731; make vain efforts etc. n.; do in vain, labor in vain, toil in vain; flunk [U.S.]; ... meer laten zien

Nederlands: falen, floppen, knallen, misgaan, mislopen, mislukken, negeren, scheeflopen, stuklopen

3 fail

Disappoint, prove undependable to; abandon, forsake:
— His sense of smell failed him this time.
— His strength finally failed him.
— His children failed him in the crisis.

synoniem: betray.

Nederlands: onthullen, verspreken

4 fail

Stop operating or functioning:
— The engine failed on the way to town.

synoniemen: break, break down, conk out, die, give out, give way, go, go bad.

Roget 160: be weak etc. adj.; drop, crumble, give way, totter, tremble, shake, halt, limp, fade, languish, decline, ... meer laten zien

Roget 808: not pay etc. 807; fail, break, stop payment; become insolvent, become bankrupt; be gazetted.    protest, dishonor, repudiate, nullify, ... meer laten zien

Roget 479: confute, refute, disprove; parry, negative, controvert, rebut, confound, disconfirm, redargue, expose, show the fallacy of, defeat; ... meer laten zien

Roget 304: 303, come short of, fall short of, stop short of, come short, fall short, stop short; not reach; want; keep within bounds, keep within the mark, keep within the compass.    break down, stick in the mud, ... meer laten zien

Nederlands: afslaan, afspringen, het laten afweten, overlijden

5 fail

Be unable.

6 fail

Judge unacceptable.

7 fail

Fail to get a passing grade:
— She studied hard but failed nevertheless.
— Did I fail the test?.

synoniemen: bomb, flunk, flush it.

Nederlands: buizen, mankeren, zakken

8 fail

Fall short in what is expected.

9 fail

Become bankrupt or insolvent; fail financially and close.

10 fail

Prove insufficient:
— The water supply for the town failed after a long drought.

synoniemen: give out, run out.

11 fail

Get worse.

zelfstandig naamwoord

Roget 537: teaching etc. v.; instruction; edification; education; tuition; tutorage, tutelage; direction, guidance; opsimathy.    qualification, ... meer laten zien

Moby betekeniswoordenboek: abandon, abort, age, bankrupt, be a gas, be a hit, be caught napping, be found wanting, be inferior, be insufficient, be neglectful, be negligent, be ruined, be unfaithful, be unsuccessful, become insolvent, bill, bomb, break, break faith ... meer laten zien.

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