Definition of weakness in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈwiːknəs


1 [mass noun] The state or condition of being weak: 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.
2A 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.
3A 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!
3.1 (weakness for) A self-indulgent liking for: his weakness for prawn cocktails
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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.

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