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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 of weakness asthenia, debilitation, debility, delicacy, enervation, enfeeblement, faintness, feebleness, fragility, frailness, frailty, infirmity, languidness, languor, listlessness, lowness, wimpiness Words Related to weakness 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 of weakness energy, vitality; brawniness, fitness, heftiness, huskiness, lustiness, muscularity, virility; hardness, ruggedness, stoutness, sturdiness, toughness; health, healthiness, soundness, wellness Antonyms of weakness 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 of weakness frailness, frailty, softness, spinelessness, wimpiness, wimpishness, wishy-washiness Words Related to weakness collapse; failing, flaw, foible, peccadillo; evil, immorality, wickedness; corruption, corruptness Near Antonyms of weakness discipline, self-discipline; goodness, integrity, morality, rectitude, righteousness, rightness, uprightness, virtuousness Antonyms of weakness 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 of weakness demerit, dereliction, failing, foible, frailty, shortcoming, sin, vice, want, faultWords Related to weakness blot, spot, stain; blemish, deficiency, flaw, imperfection, minus, nit; Achilles' heel, soft spot; corruption, depravity, evil, immorality, sinfulness, wickednessNear Antonyms of weakness excellence, perfection; goodness, integrity, morality, probity, rectitude, righteousnessAntonyms of weakness 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 of weakness defenselessness, vulnerability, susceptibilityWords Related to weakness 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 of weakness immunity; impenetrability, indomitability, indomitableness, invincibilityAntonyms of weakness invulnerability


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