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weakness

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noun weak·ness \-nəs\

Simple Definition of weakness

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of weakness

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being weak; also :  an instance or period of being weak <backed down in a moment of weakness>

  2. 2 :  fault, defect

  3. 3 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 in a sentence

  1. The weakness of her voice surprised me.

  2. The incident exposed his weakness as a leader.

  3. Some see compromise as a sign of weakness.

  4. the weakness of a radio signal connection

  5. the weakness of the dollar

  6. I told them my secret in a moment of weakness.

  7. The tutor assessed the student's strengths and weaknesses.

  8. The basketball team has few weaknesses.

  9. Chocolate is my greatest weakness.

  10. He has a weakness for desserts.



14th Century

First Known Use of weakness

14th century


WEAKNESS Defined for Kids

weakness

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noun weak·ness \ˈwēk-nəs\

Definition of weakness for Students

  1. 1 :  lack of strength

  2. 2 :  a weak point :  flaw <The plan has some weaknesses.>

  3. 3 :  a special fondness or the object of a special fondness <Chocolate is my weakness.>





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