|1.||[ noun ] a flaw or weak point|
"he was quick to point out his wife's failings"
|Related terms:||imperfection fatigue tragic_flaw flaw insufficiency fail|
|2.||[ noun ] powerlessness revealed by an inability to act|
"in spite of their weakness the group remains highly active"
|3.||[ noun ] 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"
|Related terms:||strength property enervation inanition weak_part fragility flimsiness insubstantiality attenuation vulnerability fatigability feebleness adynamia|
|4.||[ noun ] the condition of being financially weak|
"the weakness of the dollar against the yen"
|Related terms:||strength misfortune|
|5.||[ noun ] a penchant for something even though it might not be good for you|
"he has a weakness for chocolate"