[ UK /wˈiːknəs/ ]
[ US /ˈwiknəs/ ]
NOUN
  1. powerlessness revealed by an inability to act
    in spite of their weakness the group remains active
  2. 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
  3. a flaw or weak point
    he was quick to point out his wife's failings
  4. a penchant for something even though it might not be good for you
    he has a weakness for chocolate
  5. the condition of being financially weak
    the weakness of the dollar against the yen
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How To Use weakness In A Sentence

  • It is no more a sign of weakness to change leadership in wartime if success depends on it than it is to remove a baseball pitcher who is getting shelled in order to prevent the game from becoming hopelessly lost.
  • His other key weakness is his inability to detach himself from his players and put them under pressure.
  • He is capable of taking over this game, and if he does, Illinois' primary weakness will be its undoing.
  • The main weakness of these republican reforms was that they threatened fundamental change but didn't fully implement it.
  • Weakness number one is a cumulative amateurishness. The spotlight begins to shine on the coalition's flaws and faultlines | Andrew Rawnsley
  • Speak to fitness and conditioning coaches and they will tell you how long layoffs cause weaknesses that heighten a susceptibility to minor injuries. Times, Sunday Times
  • A Hampshire junior school has turned weakness into strength and won glowing praise from Ofsted inspectors.
  • I've got a real weakness for chocolate.
  • And like past challenges to civilization, such barbarism thrives on Western appeasement and considers enlightened deference as weakness, if not decadence.
  • Data from human studies indicate that decompression at 1,000 feet/minute results in excitement and euphoria, followed by sensory dullness, weakness, and unconsciousness.
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