what is difference between failing and weakness
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈfeɪ.lɪŋ/
- Rhymes: -eɪlɪŋ
- present participle of fail
failing (plural failings)
- weakness; defect
- His worst failing is his temper.
- if the preferred or prior option is not possible
- A large proportion of the females employed in other firms are said to have signified their intention of going on strike, failing a settlement.
- weakenes (obsolete)
From Middle English weykenesse; equivalent to weak + -ness.
- IPA(key): /ˈwiːk.nəs/
weakness (countable and uncountable, plural weaknesses)
- (uncountable) The condition of being weak.
- (countable) An inadequate quality; fault
- (countable) A special fondness or desire.
- (condition of being weak): frailty, powerlessness, vincibility, vulnerability
- (fault): fault, defect, flaw, hole
- (condition of being weak): strength, durability, invincibility, powerfulness
- (fault): strength, forte
- weakness in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- weakness in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
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