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Meaning of WEAKNESS

Pronunciation:  'weeknis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the property of lacking physical or mental strength; liability to failure under pressure or stress or strain; "his weakness increased as he became older"; "the weakness of the span was overlooked until it collapsed"
  2. [n]  powerlessness revealed by an inability to act; "in spite of their weakness the group remains highly active"
  3. [n]  a penchant for something even though it might not be good for you; "he has a weakness for chocolate"
  4. [n]  a flaw or weak point; "he was quick to point out his wife's failings"
  5. [n]  the condition of being financially weak; "the weakness of the dollar against the yen"
 

WEAKNESS is a 8 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: failing, helplessness, impuissance
 
 Antonyms: strength, strength
 
 See Also: adynamia, attenuation, bad luck, delicacy, enervation, fatigability, fatigue, feebleness, flaw, flimsiness, fragility, ill luck, imperfection, imperfectness, impotence, impotency, inadequacy, inanition, insubstantiality, insufficiency, lassitude, lethargy, misfortune, penchant, powerlessness, predilection, preference, property, shoddiness, soft spot, taste, tenuity, tough luck, vulnerability, weak part, weak spot

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Weak"ness\, n.
1. The quality or state of being weak; want of strength or
   firmness; lack of vigor; want of resolution or of moral
   strength; feebleness.

2. That which is a mark of lack of strength or resolution; a
   fault; a defect.

         Many take pleasure in spreading abroad the weakness
         of an exalted character.              --Spectator.

Syn: Feebleness; debility; languor; imbecility; infirmness;
     infirmity; decrepitude; frailty; faintness.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Weakness is the loss of muscular power, usually identified to a specific part of the body.
 

 

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