failingly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

failing +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

failingly (comparative more failingly, superlative most failingly)

  1. In a failing manner.
    • 2007, Edward F. Mooney, On Søren Kierkegaard, page 195:
      I sketch the place of others, pinning them down with objective confidence within an institutional, urban, or rural landscape, yet only failingly, uncertainly, imagine where I really belong []