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  Definition of weakness
  1. 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"
  2. powerlessness revealed by an inability to act; "in spite of their weakness the group remains highly active"
  3. a penchant for something even though it might not be good for you; "he has a weakness for chocolate"
  4. a flaw or weak point; "he was quick to point out his wife''s failings"
  5. the condition of being financially weak; "the weakness of the dollar against the yen"
Similar Words: helplessness, impuissance, failing

 

Hyponyms: adynamia, feebleness, tenuity, flimsiness, shoddiness, fragility, delicacy, insubstantiality, attenuation, enervation, fatigability, inanition, lassitude, lethargy, weak part, weak spot, soft spot, vulnerability, insufficiency, inadequacy, fatigue, flaw

 

Derivational Morphology: fail

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 虛弱   Finnish: heikkous  
French: faiblesse   German: Schwäche  
Greek: αδυναμία   Italian: debolezza  
Japanese: 弱さ   Polish: słabość  
Portuguese: fraqueza   Russian: слабость  
Spanish: debilidad   Swedish: svaghet  
Thai: ความอ่อนแอ  
 
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