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noun as in lapse, shortcoming

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Thus, more time is spent organization and obtaining ones free of failings.

It was hard not to take it as a sign, a personal comment on my own Jewish dating failings.

After such an indictment, you would expect the department to do all it could to remedy such failings.

Their collective failings come down to message discipline, candidate selection, and voter targeting.

The Westerosi political set takes advantage of human weaknesses and failings, hopes and dreams.

Neither mother nor daughter ever uttered one word to each other in reference to the failings of the husband and father.

Two persons will not be friends long if they are not inclined to pardon each others little failings.

It hurt him to see all the little faults and failings of this divinity brought out by closer proximity.

He had, however, some serious failings which brought trouble both on his people and himself.

Like every hero the world has ever seen, he had his defects and failings, for it is given to no man to be perfect.


On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to failings, such as: flaw, failure, weakness, defect, foible, and deficiency.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.