flag·​ging | \ ˈfla-giŋ How to pronounce flagging (audio) also ˈflā- \

Definition of flagging

1 : languid, weak
2 : becoming progressively less : dwindling

Other Words from flagging

flaggingly adverb

Examples of flagging in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Paying these fisheries more attention, says Rick, could have far-reaching implications for restoring and managing the flagging oyster populations left today. Ashley Braun, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 July 2022 Early last year, investors on a Reddit message board highlighted shares of GameStop, a flagging video game retailer, and drove them to $347 from $17. David J. Lynch, Anchorage Daily News, 20 June 2022 Yoon Suk Yeol, who assumed the role in May, criticized Moon's stance on nuclear energy and expressed support for the flagging industry throughout his election campaign. Jessie Yeung, CNN, 6 July 2022 In May, in a bid to revive the country's flagging auto market, China's central government reduced tax rates on sales of small-engine vehicles, which will cut its own tax revenue by $9 billion. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, 4 July 2022 And yet Disney live-action romps, already a flagging genre, were no ladder to the 1970s A-list. Geoff Edgers, Washington Post, 24 June 2022 Oracle set out to win the TikTok data storage contract, leveraging US-China antagonism and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison’s personal relationship with Trump to inject new life into its flagging data storage business. Nicolás Rivero, Quartz, 19 June 2022 Japan has intervened in the past to prop up a flagging yen. John Kicklighter, Forbes, 25 Apr. 2022 Biden’s flagging approval rating has made Republicans bullish on their prospects. Brian Slodysko, chicagotribune.com, 5 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of flagging

1545, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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5 Aug 2022

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“Flagging.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flagging. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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