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Definition 1: the property of lacking physical or mental strength; liability to failure under pressure or stress or strain - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where weakness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his weakness increased as he became older
  • the weakness of the span was overlooked until it collapsed

(weakness is a kind of ...) a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class

"a study of the physical properties of atomic particles"

(... is a kind of weakness ) a place of especial vulnerability

(... is a kind of weakness ) weakness characterized by a lack of vitality or energy

(... is a kind of weakness ) susceptibility to fatigue; a tendency to get tired or lose strength

(... is a kind of weakness ) lack of vitality

"an enervation of mind greater than any fatigue"

(... is a kind of weakness ) the property of something that has been weakened or reduced in thickness or density

(... is a kind of weakness ) lack of solid substance and strength

(... is a kind of weakness ) lack of physical strength

(... is a kind of weakness ) the property of weakness by virtue of careless construction

(... is a kind of weakness ) the property of being without strength

"the faintness or potency of the feeling"

(... is a kind of weakness ) the quality of lacking intensity or substance

"a shrill yet sweet tenuity of voice"

(... is a kind of weakness ) lack of strength or vigor (especially from illness)

(... is a kind of weakness ) the property of having relatively little strength or vigor

"the smallness of her voice"

(... is a kind of weakness ) susceptibility to injury or attack

Definition 2: powerlessness revealed by an inability to act - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where weakness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in spite of their weakness the group remains active

Synonyms for weakness in the sense of this definition

(weakness is a kind of ...) the quality of lacking strength or power; being weak and feeble

Definition 3: a penchant for something even though it might not be good for you - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where weakness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he has a weakness for chocolate

(weakness is a kind of ...) a strong liking

"my own preference is for good literature" "the Irish have a penchant for blarney"

Definition 4: a flaw or weak point - [noun denoting state]

Samples where weakness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for weakness in the sense of this definition

(weakness is a kind of ...) the state or an instance of being imperfect

(... is a kind of weakness ) a lack of competence

"pointed out the insufficiencies in my report" "juvenile offenses often reflect an inadequacy in the parents"

(... is a kind of weakness ) used of materials (especially metals) in a weakened state caused by long stress

"metal fatigue"

(... is a kind of weakness ) defect or weakness in a person's character

"he had his flaws, but he was great nonetheless"

Definition 5: the condition of being financially weak - [noun denoting state]

Samples where weakness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the weakness of the dollar against the yen

(weakness is a kind of ...) an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes

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