Definitions for achilles' heel

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word achilles' heel

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Achilles' heel(noun)

    a seemingly small but actual mortal weakness


  1. Achilles' heel

    An Achilles’ heel is a deadly weakness in spite of overall strength, that can actually or potentially lead to downfall. While the mythological origin refers to a physical vulnerability, idiomatic references to other attributes or qualities that can lead to downfall are common.


Find a translation for the achilles' heel definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these achilles' heel definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"achilles' heel." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 4 Oct. 2015. <' heel>.

Are we missing a good definition for achilles' heel? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for achilles' heel:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.