Meaning of WEAKNESS in English


/ ˈwiːknəs; NAmE / noun


[ U ] lack of strength, power or determination :

The sudden weakness in her legs made her stumble.

the weakness of the dollar against the pound

He thought that crying was a sign of weakness .

OPP strength


[ C ] a weak point in a system, sb's character, etc. :

It's important to know your own strengths and weaknesses .

Can you spot the weakness in her argument?

SYN strength


[ C , usually sing. ] weakness (for sth/sb) difficulty in resisting sth/sb that you like very much :

He has a weakness for chocolate.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.