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Synonyms for weakness
ˈwik nɪsweak·ness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. failing, weaknessnoun

    a flaw or weak point

    "he was quick to point out his wife's failings"

    Synonyms:
    impuissance, flunk, failing, helplessness

    Antonyms:
    strength

  2. helplessness, weakness, impuissancenoun

    powerlessness revealed by an inability to act

    "in spite of their weakness the group remains active"

    Synonyms:
    impuissance, failing, helplessness

    Antonyms:
    strength

  3. weaknessnoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    impuissance, failing, helplessness

    Antonyms:
    strength

  4. weaknessnoun

    the condition of being financially weak

    "the weakness of the dollar against the yen"

    Synonyms:
    impuissance, failing, helplessness

    Antonyms:
    strength

  5. weaknessnoun

    a penchant for something even though it might not be good for you

    "he has a weakness for chocolate"

    Synonyms:
    impuissance, failing, helplessness

    Antonyms:
    strength

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How to use weakness in a sentence?

  1. Joseph Addison:

    Laughter, while it lasts, slackens and unbraces the mind, weakens the faculties and causes a kind of remissness and dissolution in all the powers of the soul; and thus it may be looked on as weakness in the composition of human nature. But if we consider the frequent reliefs we receive from it and how often it breaks the gloom which is apt to depress the mind and damp our spirits, with transient, unexpected gleams of joy, one would take care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life.

  2. San Francisco:

    I know that San Francisco is a compassionate city. We are a city that prides ourselves on second chances and rehabilitation, but we're not a city where anything goes. Our compassion should be mistaken for weakness or indifference.

  3. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    We dare not tempt them with weakness. For only when our arms are sufficient beyond doubt can we be certain beyond doubt that they will never be employed.

  4. Lee Zeldin:

    We have an administration that does not know how to confront an adversary, understanding that they do not respect weakness, they only respect strength, and it is so greatly unfortunate, the consequences, and I believe that you, sir, should resign. That would be leadership.

  5. Mark Allen:

    We could definitely see further weakness in the oil price, but I would expect a pattern similar to what we have seen in the past, where you're going to have volatility near the lowest for some time.


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