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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  weakness 
  n  1:  a  flaw  or  weak  point;  "he  was  quick  to  point  out  his  wife's 
  failings"  [syn:  {failing}] 
  2:  powerlessness  revealed  by  an  inability  to  act  "in  spite  of 
  their  weakness  the  group  remains  highly  active"  [syn:  {helplessness}, 
  {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" 




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