weak·ness noun \-nəs\
: the quality or state of being weak
: a quality or feature that prevents someone or something from being effective or useful
: something that you like so much that you are often unable to resist it
: the quality or state of being weak; also : an instance or period of being weak <backed down in a moment of weakness>
a : a special desire or fondness <has a weakness for sweets>
b : an object of special desire or fondness <pizza is my weakness>
Examples of WEAKNESS
- The weakness of her voice surprised me.
- The incident exposed his weakness as a leader.
- Some see compromise as a sign of weakness.
- the weakness of a radio signal connection
- the weakness of the dollar
- I told them my secret in a moment of weakness.
- The tutor assessed the student's strengths and weaknesses.
- The basketball team has few weaknesses.
- Chocolate is my greatest weakness.
- He has a weakness for desserts.
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Related to WEAKNESS
- asthenia, debilitation, debility, delicacy, enervation, enfeeblement, faintness, feebleness, fragility, frailness, frailty, infirmity, languidness, languor, listlessness, lowness, wimpiness
- hardihood, hardiness, robustness, strength, vigor
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