What does weakness mean?

Definitions for weakness
ˈwik nɪsweak·ness

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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"

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

How to pronounce weakness?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of weakness in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of weakness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of weakness in a Sentence

  1. Blerina Uruci:

    We would interpret the June weakness as payback after housing activity made a strong start to 2015 and expect the housing market to remain in recovery mode.

  2. Thiruman Archunan:

    The strength and weakness of reason is that it imposes a uniform way of thinking and understanding. Hence its usefulness is immediate to society but not to that extent to the individuals in the same society; again the reason evolves all the time. The very evolution happened at differing geographical isolations made individuals with different levels of mental capacity; the uniform force of reason of society threatens individual minds that are not fully evolved to grasp the reason; such minds are weak and only attained a capacity to create questions without an ability to generate answers; having created the questions they are ready to receive any kind of answers instead of handling the reason. The reason is a day to day struggle for them while the religion has been made available as a readymade answer for any circumstances. Hence at the level of society the reason wins but at the individual level of practice the reason often fails and that makes religion to win.

  3. Thomas Lee:

    There's no shortage of things people can cite, from the movement in currencies, to the weakness in commodities and fears about China, but at the end of the day if people are trying to take down risk, then it's going to make sense for them to sell their exposure in equities as well.

  4. Lorne Baring:

    The BOJ is running out of monetary policy firepower so it was not a surprise to see that there is no change to the policy this week, also, China's industrial output figures at the weekend showed contraction yet again and underscore the weakness in demand from the world's second largest economy. There is still a soft demand coupled with (an) excess supply story in the commodities spectrum.

  5. Caroline Garcia:

    I remember when I was with Vika (Azarenka) and she played Johanna in Wuhan and I was trying to analyze Johanna's game before the match and I found it difficult, she doesn't really have a weakness and can score from both sides. It was difficult to find a good game plan to beat her.

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    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    • A. bibulous
    • B. dicotyledonous
    • C. lank
    • D. askant

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