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Weakness definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

WEAKNESS, n.
1. Want of physical strength; want of force or vigor; feebleness; as the weakness of a child; the weakness of an invalid; the weakness of a wall or bridge, or of thread or cordage.
2. Want of sprightliness.
Soft, without weakness; without glaring, gay.
3. Want of steadiness.
By such a review, we shall discern and strengthen our weaknesses.
4. Infirmity; unhealthiness; as weakness of constitution.
5. Want of moral force or effect upon the mind; as the weakness of evidence; the weakness of arguments.
6. Want of judgment; feebleness of mind; foolishness.
All wickedness is weakness.
7. Defect; failing; fault; with a plural.
Many take pleasure in spreading abroad the weaknesses of an exalted character.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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

Merriam Webster's

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 special desire or fondness <pizza is my weakness>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 the state or condition of being weak. 2 a weak point; a defect. 3 the inability to resist a particular temptation. 4 (foll. by for) a self-indulgent liking (have a weakness for chocolate).

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Weakness 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. 2. That which is a mark of lack of strength or resolution; a fault; a defect. Many take pleasure in spreading abroad the weakness of an exalted character. --Spectator. Syn: Feebleness; debility; languor; imbecility; infirmness; infirmity; decrepitude; frailty; faintness.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(weaknesses) If you have a weakness for something, you like it very much, although this is perhaps surprising or undesirable. Stephen himself had a weakness for cats... His one weakness, apart from aeroplanes, is ice cream. N-COUNT: usu sing, oft N for n see also weak

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. See weak, under its various senses.

Moby Thesaurus

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