Definitions for weaknessˈwik nɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

weak•ness*ˈwik nɪs(n.)

  1. the state or quality of being weak; lack of strength, firmness, vigor, or the like; feebleness.

  2. an inadequate or defective quality, as in a person's character; slight fault or defect.

  3. a self-indulgent liking or special fondness:

    a weakness for the opera.

  4. an object of such liking or fondness.

* Syn: See fault.

Origin of weakness:

1250–1300

Princeton's WordNet

  1. failing, weakness(noun)

    a flaw or weak point

    "he was quick to point out his wife's failings"

  2. helplessness, weakness, impuissance(noun)

    powerlessness revealed by an inability to act

    "in spite of their weakness the group remains active"

  3. weakness(noun)

    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"

  4. weakness(noun)

    the condition of being financially weak

    "the weakness of the dollar against the yen"

  5. weakness(noun)

    a penchant for something even though it might not be good for you

    "he has a weakness for chocolate"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. weakness(noun)ˈwik nɪs

    ≠ strength

    his strengths and weaknesses as a player; She had a weakness for alcohol.

  2. weaknessˈwik nɪs

    the state of being weak

    weakness and fatigue; the weakness of the country's currency

Wiktionary

  1. weakness(Noun)

    The condition of being weak.

    In a small number of horses, muscle weakness may progress to paralysis.

  2. weakness(Noun)

    An inadequate quality; fault

    His inability to speak in front of an audience was his weakness.

  3. weakness(Noun)

    A special fondness or desire.

    She is an athlete who has a weakness for chocolate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Weakness(noun)

    the quality or state of being weak; want of strength or firmness; lack of vigor; want of resolution or of moral strength; feebleness

  2. Weakness(noun)

    that which is a mark of lack of strength or resolution; a fault; a defect

Freebase

  1. Weakness

    Weakness is an EP by Extinction of Mankind, released as a 7" in 1994. The cover was a fold-out poster with lyrics and artworks, 3000 were pressed with poster sleeve and 310 red. Still available via Skuld Releases.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'weakness' in Nouns Frequency: #1480


Translations for weakness

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

weakness(noun)

the state of being weak.

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