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weakness

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2 the quality or state of lacking strength of will or character
  • in a moment of weakness he said yes to his daughter's request for a new toy

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3 a defect in character
  • his one weakness is his cockeyed optimism about everything

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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 certain chronic conditions

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The first known use of weakness was in the 14th century

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“Weakness.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/weakness. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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