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weakness

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of weakness

  1. 1 the quality or state of lacking physical strength or vigor <the flu left me with such overwhelming weakness that I could hardly stand> Synonyms asthenia, debilitation, debility, delicacy, enervation, enfeeblement, faintness, feebleness, fragility, frailness, frailty, infirmity, languidness, languor, listlessness, lowness, wimpiness Related Words decay, decrepitude; breakdown, collapse, prostration; exhaustion, fatigue, lassitude, weariness; defenselessness, helplessness, impotence, impuissance, powerlessness; effeteness, softness, tenderness; disablement, incapacitation, invalidism; damage, harm, hurt, impairment, injury Near Antonyms energy, vitality; brawniness, fitness, heftiness, huskiness, lustiness, muscularity, virility; hardness, ruggedness, stoutness, sturdiness, toughness; health, healthiness, soundness, wellness Antonyms hardihood, hardiness, robustness, strength, vigor

  2. 2 the quality or state of lacking strength of will or character <in a moment of weakness he shoplifted the comic book> Synonyms frailness, frailty, softness, spinelessness, wimpiness, wimpishness, wishy-washiness Related Words collapse; failing, flaw, foible, peccadillo; evil, immorality, wickedness; corruption, corruptness Near Antonyms discipline, self-discipline; goodness, integrity, morality, rectitude, righteousness, rightness, uprightness, virtuousness Antonyms backbone, chutzpah (also chutzpa or hutzpah or hutzpa), firmness, fortitude, hardihood, mettle, moxie, nerve, resoluteness, strength, toughness

  3. 3 a defect in character <his one weakness is his cockeyed optimism about everything> Synonyms demerit, dereliction, failing, foible, frailty, shortcoming, sin, vice, want, faultRelated Words blot, spot, stain; blemish, deficiency, flaw, imperfection, minus, nit; Achilles' heel, soft spot; corruption, depravity, evil, immorality, sinfulness, wickednessNear Antonyms excellence, perfection; goodness, integrity, morality, probity, rectitude, righteousnessAntonyms merit, virtue

  4. 4 the quality or state of having little resistance to some outside agent <the devastating weakness of the immune system that is experienced by people with AIDS> Synonyms defenselessness, vulnerability, susceptibilityRelated Words helplessness, powerlessness; passiveness, passivity; feebleness, frailness, frailty, infirmity; exposure, liability, openness, predisposition, proneness, sensitivity; receptiveness, receptivity; easiness, gullibility, naïveté (also naivete or naiveté); credulity, credulousnessNear Antonyms immunity; impenetrability, indomitability, indomitableness, invincibilityAntonyms invulnerability





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