English Synonyms and Antonyms
ability, aptitude, capability, capacity, cleverness, cogency, competency, dexterity, efficacy, efficiency, energy, expertness, faculty, force, might, power, qualification, readiness, skill, strength, susceptibility, talent
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a flaw or weak point
"he was quick to point out his wife's failings"
helplessness, weakness, impuissancenoun
powerlessness revealed by an inability to act
"in spite of their weakness the group remains active"
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"
the condition of being financially weak
"the weakness of the dollar against the yen"
a penchant for something even though it might not be good for you
"he has a weakness for chocolate"
Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words
debility, feebleness, infirmity, enervation, debilitation, frailness, fragility, impotence, invalidism, vulnerability, accessibility, exposedness, foible, defect, deficiency, peccability, errability, fallibility, inefficacy, ineffectiveness, vacillation, indecision, instability, irresolution, atony, asthenia
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How to use weakness in a sentence?
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.
Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg.
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.
Our strength is often composed of the weakness that we're damned if we are going to show.
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
Translations for weakness
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- debilitat, feblesaCatalan, Valencian
- punto débil, debilidadSpanish
- heikkous, voimattomuusFinnish
- faiblesse, feblece, point faible, faibleFrench
- punto debole, debole, debolezzaItalian
- 弱み, 弱点, 泣き所, 弱さ, 脆弱, 弱小Japanese
- debilitat, feblesaOccitan
- ponto fraco, fraqueza, queda, fracoPortuguese
- слабость, недостатокRussian
- zayıflık, çelimsizlik, argınlık, sıskalıkTurkish
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