Synonyms to falling short

arrearage, arrear, arrears, back debts, back payments, bouncing check, break, debt, decline, defalcation, default, defect, defectiveness, deferred payments, deficiency, deficit, deficit financing, delinquency, discontinuity, dollar gap, due, failure, gap, hiatus, imperfection, inadequacy, indebtedness, inferiority, insufficiency, interval, lack, lacuna, liability, missing link, need, obligation, omission, outage, overdraft, short measure, shortage, shortcoming, shortfall, slump, ullage, underage, want, wantage, disappointing, disconcerting, discouraging, disheartening, displeasing, dissatisfactory, inadequate, incommensurate, inferior, insufficient, not good enough, pathetic, poor, sad, second best, second-