Weakness meaning

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The condition or quality of being weak.
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A weak point; fault or defect, as in one's character.
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The state or quality of being weak.
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A personal defect or failing.
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Weakness is defined as a lack of strength or a character flaw, or something that you cannot resist.

When a beam is not strong enough to hold any weight, this is an example of a time when the weakness of the beam prevents it from holding weight.

When you are short-tempered and quick to anger, this is an example of a weakness.

When you cannot resist chocolate even though it is bad for you, chocolate is an example of your weakness.

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(uncountable) The condition of being weak.

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

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(countable) A special fondness or desire.

She is an athlete who has a weakness for chocolate.

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(countable) An inadequate quality; fault.

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

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Origin of weakness

  • weak +"Ž -ness

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