weakness

  • 1weakness — weak‧ness [ˈwiːkns] noun 1. [uncountable] a lack of power, success, or influence: • The stock market doesn t fully reflect the weakness in the economy. • With this weakness in the market, buyers are able to name their prices and find willing… …

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  • 2Weakness — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is a mark of lack of strength or resolution; a fault; a defect.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3weakness — ► NOUN 1) the state or condition of being weak. 2) a disadvantage or fault. 3) a person or thing that one is unable to resist. 4) (weakness for) a self indulgent liking for …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4weakness — [wēknis] n. 1. the state or quality of being weak 2. a weak point; fault or defect, as in one s character 3. a) a liking; esp., an immoderate fondness (for something) b) something of which one is immoderately fond [candy is my one weakness] SYN.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5weakness — index caducity, defect, deficiency, detriment, disability (physical inability), disadvantage, disease, flaw, foible …

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  • 6weakness — c.1300, quality of being weak, from WEAK (Cf. weak) + NESS (Cf. ness). Meaning a disadvantage, vulnerability is from 1590s. That of self indulgent fondness is from 1712; meaning thing for which one has an indulgent fondness is from 1822 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7weakness — [n] defect, proneness Achilles heel*, appetite*, blemish, chink in armor*, debility, decrepitude, deficiency, delicacy, enervation, failing, faintness, fault, feebleness, flaw, fondness, fragility, frailty, gap, impairment, imperfection,… …

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  • 8Weakness — This article is about the medical condition. For other uses, see Weakness (disambiguation). Asthenia redirects here. The tortrix moth genus is nowadays considered a junior synonym of Epinotia. ICD 10 M62.8 ICD 9 728.87 ( …

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  • 9weakness — weak|ness W3 [ˈwi:knıs] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(fault)¦ 2¦(lack of power)¦ 3¦(body)¦ 4¦(character)¦ 5¦(money)¦ 6 a weakness for something ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(FAULT)¦ a fault in someone s character or in a system, organization, design etc …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10weakness — noun 1 lack of strength ADJECTIVE ▪ big, fundamental, great, major, profound, serious, significant ▪ glaring ▪ …

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  • 11weakness — n. quality of being weak 1) to reveal, show weakness 2) weakness in (his weakness in mathematics) fondness 3) a weakness for (a weakness for chocolate) * * * [ wiːknɪs] show weakness [ quality of being weak ] to reveal [ fondness ] a weakness for …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12weakness */*/ — UK [ˈwiːknəs] / US [ˈwɪknəs] noun Word forms weakness : singular weakness plural weaknesses 1) [uncountable] the state or condition of being weak He would not make any gesture that would show weakness. weakness of: the increasing weakness of the… …

    English dictionary

  • 13weakness — weak|ness [ wiknəs ] noun ** 1. ) uncount the state or condition of being weak: You took advantage of me in a moment of weakness. He would not make any gesture that would show weakness. weakness of: the increasing weakness of the government 2. )… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14weakness —    a tendency towards self indulgence    Often tout court of drunkenness, and in phrases such as a weakness for the drink, a weakness for men or women (profligacy), a weakness for boys (homosexuality in men), a weakness for the horses (addiction… …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 15weakness — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Lack of strength Nouns 1. weakness, feebleness, debility, debilitation, infirmity, decrepitude, inanition; weariness, enervation, impotence; paleness, colorlessness; disability, attenuation, senility,… …

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  • 16Weakness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Weakness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 weakness weakness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 debility debility atony relaxation languor enervation Sgm: N 1 impotence impotence &c. 158 Sgm: N 1 …

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  • 17weakness — noun 1) with old age came weakness Syn: frailty, feebleness, enfeeblement, fragility, delicacy; infirmity, sickness, sickliness, debility, incapacity, impotence, indisposition, decrepitude, vulnerability 2) he has worked on his weak …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18Weakness (EP) — Infobox Album | Name = Weakness Type = EP Artist = Extinction of Mankind Released = 1994 Recorded = ??? Genre = Crust punk Length = 12:21 Label = Skuld Releases This album = Weakness (1994) Next album = Baptised In Shit (1995) Weakness is an EP… …

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  • 19weakness — noun 1) with old age came weakness Syn: frailty, feebleness, fragility, delicacy, debility, incapacity, decrepitude; informal weediness 2) he has worked on his weaknesses Syn: fault, flaw, defect …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 20weakness — noun Date: 14th century 1. the quality or state of being weak; also an instance or period of being weak < backed down in a moment of weakness > 2. fault, defect 3. a. a special desire or fondness < has a weakness for sweets > b. an object of&#8230; …

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