- the state or quality of being weak
- a weak point; fault or defect, as in one's character
- a liking; esp., an immoderate fondness (for something)
- something of which one is immoderately fond: candy is my one weakness
- 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.
Weakness is defined as a lack of strength or a character flaw, or something that you cannot resist.
- The condition or quality of being weak.
- A personal defect or failing.
- a. A special fondness or inclination: has a weakness for fast cars.b. Something of which one is excessively fond or desirous: Ice cream is his weakness.
(countable and uncountable, plural weaknesses)
- (uncountable) The condition of being weak.
- In a small number of horses, muscle weakness may progress to paralysis.
- (countable) An inadequate quality; fault
- His inability to speak in front of an audience was his weakness.
- (countable) A special fondness or desire.
- She is an athlete who has a weakness for chocolate.
weak +"Ž -ness
- The memory of her weakness for him was all too fresh.
- Weakness in neighbors is regarded as an opportunity for conquest or, at least, coercion.
- At the first sight of weakness, her cause would be lost.
- But even then, at moments of weakness as he had accounted them, his mind had penetrated to those distances and he had there seen the same pettiness, worldliness, and senselessness.
- It was difficult to believe that Connie would tell Allen, knowing his weakness for alcohol, but how else would he have known?