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