What is the meaning of weakness?


  • A flaw or weak point.
    • usage: "he was quick to point out his wife's failings"
  • Powerlessness revealed by an inability to act.
    • usage: "in spite of their weakness the group remains active"
  • The property of lacking physical or mental strength; liability to failure under pressure or stress or strain.
    • usage: "his weakness increased as he became older"; "the weakness of the span was overlooked until it collapsed"
  • The condition of being financially weak.
    • usage: "the weakness of the dollar against the yen"
  • A penchant for something even though it might not be good for you.
    • usage: "he has a weakness for chocolate"
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APAWordNet. (2010). weakness. Retrieved April 23, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/weakness/definitions/1211408
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