- 1The state or condition of lacking strength: the country’s weakness in international dealingsMore example sentences
frailty, feebleness, enfeeblement, fragility, delicacy; infirmity, sickness, sickliness, debility, incapacity, impotence, indisposition, decrepitude, vulnerabilitytimidity, cowardliness, pusillanimity; indecision, irresolution, ineffectuality, ineptitude, impotence, meekness, powerlessness, ineffectivenessuntenability, implausibility, poverty, inadequacy, transparency; flimsiness, hollownessindistinctness, mutedness, faintness, feebleness, lowness; dimness, paleness
- The nerve condition is characterized by weakness and quick fatigue of facial muscles.
- Other symptoms include general weakness, a weak cry and various neurological disorders.
- Yet it undertakes this task in conditions of profound economic weakness.
- 1.1A quality or feature regarded as a disadvantage or fault: you must recognize your product’s strengths and weaknessesMore example sentences
- You know, we all have our strengths and our weaknesses, our faults and our abilities.
- We know each other's faults and weaknesses and complement each other.
- There are actually numerous ways to intercept packets in Windows, each with their own disadvantages and weaknesses.
- 1.2A person or thing that one is unable to resist or likes excessively: you’re his one weakness—he should never have met youMore example sentences
- Im normally not much of a collector but books are a weakness of mine.
- French fries are a weakness of mine and I have a hard time saying no to any offering of crisp, golden potato sticks.
- Puppies are my one weakness. I love puppies!
- 1.3 [in singular] (weakness for) A self-indulgent liking for: he had a great weakness for Scotch whiskyMore example sentences
- I've always had a weakness for the company of good-looking men.
- I invest quite a lot of money for my children, but I also have a definite weakness for shoes - I can't resist them.