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weakness Syllabification: weak·ness
Pronunciation: /ˈwēknəs/

Definition of weakness in English:


1The state or condition of lacking strength: the country’s weakness in international dealings
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  • 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 weaknesses
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  • 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 you
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  • I’m 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 whisky
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  • 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.
fondness, liking, partiality, preference, love, penchant, soft spot, predilection, inclination, taste, eye;
enthusiasm, appetite;
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