HyperDic: weakness

English > 5 senses of the word weakness:
NOUNstateweakness, failinga flaw or weak point
attributeweakness, helplessness, impuissancepowerlessness revealed by an inability to act
attributeweaknessthe property of lacking physical or mental strength
stateweaknessthe condition of being financially weak
feelingweaknessa penchant for something even though it might not be good for you
weakness > pronunciation
Soundswiy'knahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > weakness: 5 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA flaw or weak point.
Synonymfailing
NarrowerfatigueUsed of materials (especially metals) in a weakened / weakened state caused by long stress
flawdefect or weakness in a person's character
insufficiency, inadequacyA lack of competence
Broaderimperfection, imperfectnessThe state or an instance of being imperfect
Spanishdebilidad, defecto, error, falla, fallo
Catalanerror, fallada
Adjectivesweaklikely to fail under stress or pressure
English > weakness: 5 senses > noun 2, attribute
Meaningpowerlessness revealed by an inability to act.
Example"in spite of their weakness the group remains active"
Synonymshelplessness, impuissance
Broaderpowerlessness, impotence, impotencyThe quality of lacking strength or power
Spanishdesamparo, impotencia
Catalandebilitat, desempar, feblesa, fluixedat, frevolesa
Adjectivesweaknot having authority, political strength, or governing power
English > weakness: 5 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningThe property of lacking physical or mental strength; liability to failure under pressure or stress / stress or strain / strain.
Examples
  • "his weakness increased as he became older"
  • "the weakness of the span was overlooked until it collapsed"
Narroweradynamialack of strength or vigor (especially from illness)
attenuationThe property of something that has been weakened or reduced in thickness or density
enervationlack of vitality
faintnessThe property of being without strength
fatigabilitysusceptibility to fatigue
feebleness, tenuityThe quality of lacking intensity or substance
flimsiness, shoddinessThe property of weakness by virtue of careless construction
fragility, delicacylack of physical strength
inanition, lassitude, lethargy, slacknessweakness characterized by a lack of vitality or energy
insubstantialitylack of solid substance and strength
smallness, littlenessThe property of having relatively little strength or vigor
vulnerabilitysusceptibility to injury or attack
weak part, weak spot, soft spotA place of especial vulnerability
BroaderpropertyA basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class
OppositestrengthThe property of being physically or mentally strong
Spanishdebilidad
Catalandebilitat
Adjectivesweakwanting in physical strength
weaklacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality
English > weakness: 5 senses > noun 4, state
MeaningThe condition of being financially weak.
Example"the weakness of the dollar against the yen"
Broadermisfortune, bad luck, tough luck, ill luckAn unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes
OppositestrengthThe condition of financial success
Adjectivesweaktending downward in price
English > weakness: 5 senses > noun 5, feeling
MeaningA penchant for something even though it might not be good for you.
Example"he has a weakness for chocolate"
Broaderpreference, penchant, predilection, tasteA strong liking

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