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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:

    There are many shining qualities on the mind of man; but none so useful as discretion. It is this which gives a value to all the rest, and sets them at work in their proper places, and turns them to the advantage of their possessor. Without it, learning is pedantry; wit, impertinence; virtue itself looks like weakness; and the best parts only qualify a man to be more sprightly in errors, and active to his own prejudice. Though a man has all other perfections and wants discretion, he will be of no great consequence in the world; but if he has this single talent in perfection, and but a common share of others, he may do what he pleases in his station of life.

  2. Dwight D. Eisenhower:

    Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg.

  3. Angus Gluskie:

    With many markets having been sold off heavily over recent weeks, today’s rally, like the U.S. last night, represents a speculative bounce, the market will remain susceptible to a return of negativity until we see signs of some improvement in the original causes of weakness, which were predominantly Chinese growth concerns.

  4. Mignon McLaughlin:

    Our strength is often composed of the weakness that we're damned if we are going to show.

  5. Robert Louis Stephenson:

    You cannot run away from a weakness you must sometimes fight it out or perish. And if that be so, why not now, and where you stand

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